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Proposal for the Design of Monitoring and Operating Irrigation Networks Based on IoT, Cloud Computing and Free Hardware Technologies

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Department of Computing and Numeric Analysis, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Department of Applied Physics, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Sensors 2019, 19(10), 2318; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19102318
Received: 22 April 2019 / Revised: 15 May 2019 / Accepted: 16 May 2019 / Published: 20 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
In recent decades, considerable efforts have been devoted to process automation in agriculture. Regarding irrigation systems, this demand has found several difficulties, including the lack of communication networks and the large distances to electricity supply points. With the recent implementation of LPWAN wireless communication networks (SIGFOX, LoraWan, and NBIoT), and the expanding market of electronic controllers based on free software and hardware (i.e., Arduino, Raspberry, ESP, etc.) with low energy requirements, new perspectives have appeared for the automation of agricultural irrigation networks. This paper presents a low-cost solution for automatic cloud-based irrigation. In this paper, it is proposed the design of a node network based on microcontroller ESP32-Lora and Internet connection through SIGFOX network. The results obtained show the stability and robustness of the designed system. View Full-Text
Keywords: LPWAN; free hardware; sensor networks; IOT platform LPWAN; free hardware; sensor networks; IOT platform
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Fernández-Ahumada, L.M.; Ramírez-Faz, J.; Torres-Romero, M.; López-Luque, R. Proposal for the Design of Monitoring and Operating Irrigation Networks Based on IoT, Cloud Computing and Free Hardware Technologies. Sensors 2019, 19, 2318. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19102318

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Fernández-Ahumada LM, Ramírez-Faz J, Torres-Romero M, López-Luque R. Proposal for the Design of Monitoring and Operating Irrigation Networks Based on IoT, Cloud Computing and Free Hardware Technologies. Sensors. 2019; 19(10):2318. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19102318

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Fernández-Ahumada, Luis M., Jose Ramírez-Faz, Marcos Torres-Romero, and Rafael López-Luque. 2019. "Proposal for the Design of Monitoring and Operating Irrigation Networks Based on IoT, Cloud Computing and Free Hardware Technologies" Sensors 19, no. 10: 2318. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19102318

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