Multiparametric Monitoring in Equatorian Tomato Greenhouses (I): Wireless Sensor Network Benchmarking
AbstractIn recent years, attention has been paid to wireless sensor networks (WSNs) applied to precision agriculture. However, few studies have compared the technologies of different communication standards in terms of topology and energy efficiency. This paper presents the design and implementation of the hardware and software of three WSNs with different technologies and topologies of wireless communication for tomato greenhouses in the Andean region of Ecuador, as well as the comparative study of the performance of each of them. Two companion papers describe the study of the dynamics of the energy consumption and of the monitored variables. Three WSNs were deployed, two of them with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard with star and mesh topologies (ZigBee and DigiMesh, respectively), and a third with the IEEE 802.11 standard with access point topology (WiFi). The measured variables were selected after investigation of the climatic conditions required for efficient tomato growth. The measurements for each variable could be displayed in real time using either a laboratory virtual instrument engineering workbench (LabVIEW
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Erazo-Rodas, M.; Sandoval-Moreno, M.; Muñoz-Romero, S.; Huerta, M.; Rivas-Lalaleo, D.; Naranjo, C.; Rojo-Álvarez, J.L. Multiparametric Monitoring in Equatorian Tomato Greenhouses (I): Wireless Sensor Network Benchmarking. Sensors 2018, 18, 2555.
Erazo-Rodas M, Sandoval-Moreno M, Muñoz-Romero S, Huerta M, Rivas-Lalaleo D, Naranjo C, Rojo-Álvarez JL. Multiparametric Monitoring in Equatorian Tomato Greenhouses (I): Wireless Sensor Network Benchmarking. Sensors. 2018; 18(8):2555.Chicago/Turabian Style
Erazo-Rodas, Mayra; Sandoval-Moreno, Mary; Muñoz-Romero, Sergio; Huerta, Mónica; Rivas-Lalaleo, David; Naranjo, César; Rojo-Álvarez, José L. 2018. "Multiparametric Monitoring in Equatorian Tomato Greenhouses (I): Wireless Sensor Network Benchmarking." Sensors 18, no. 8: 2555.
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