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AgriLogger: A New Wireless Sensor for Monitoring Agrometeorological Data in Areas Lacking Communication Networks

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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, via Università 100, 80055 Portici (NA), Italy
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R&D Department, TopView srl, San Nicola La Strada, 81020 Caserta, Italy
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This article is an extension of the conference paper A new system for agrometereological data collection in areas lacking communication networks, published in Proceedings of the IEEE during the International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry (MetroAgriFor).
Sensors 2020, 20(6), 1589; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20061589
Received: 17 January 2020 / Revised: 5 March 2020 / Accepted: 10 March 2020 / Published: 12 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry 2019)
The use of wireless technologies in the field of agriculture, or so-called smart or precision agriculture, is considered as one of the main efforts applied nowadays to multiply the food production on earth. However, wireless sensor network (WSN) technology is still at its early development stage and its application in agriculture and food industry is still rare due to the lack of farmers’ awareness and outreach about the matter. This paper presents a new agro-sensor named AgriLogger with an aim to collect, store for long periods and transmit agrometeorological data represented by temperature and relative humidity in remote areas hard to reach and not served by telecommunication networks. The sensor exhibits long battery life, in the order of 10 years, thanks to low consumption technologies and to hardware sleep/wake up approach. It can be remotely placed on preselected sites through a customized drone. This latter, equipped with a dedicated payload, can then return on the sites where sensors have been placed, and, while hovering, wakes up the single devices and uploads their collected data through local wireless network. Field tests have demonstrated that the sensor, after being placed manually in two different positions, inside and outside a vineyard canopy, is able to collect and store successfully agrometeorological data like temperature and relative humidity. Moreover, the use of a drone potentially allows the collection of data from remote areas and, therefore, is able to provide a periodical monitoring of agro-ecological conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless technologies; smart agriculture; precision farming; Internet of Things; agro-meteorological data; sensor; drone; microclimate monitoring wireless technologies; smart agriculture; precision farming; Internet of Things; agro-meteorological data; sensor; drone; microclimate monitoring
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Idbella, M.; Iadaresta, M.; Gagliarde, G.; Mennella, A.; Mazzoleni, S.; Bonanomi, G. AgriLogger: A New Wireless Sensor for Monitoring Agrometeorological Data in Areas Lacking Communication Networks. Sensors 2020, 20, 1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20061589

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Idbella M, Iadaresta M, Gagliarde G, Mennella A, Mazzoleni S, Bonanomi G. AgriLogger: A New Wireless Sensor for Monitoring Agrometeorological Data in Areas Lacking Communication Networks. Sensors. 2020; 20(6):1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20061589

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Idbella, Mohamed; Iadaresta, Mariano; Gagliarde, Graziano; Mennella, Alberto; Mazzoleni, Stefano; Bonanomi, Giuliano. 2020. "AgriLogger: A New Wireless Sensor for Monitoring Agrometeorological Data in Areas Lacking Communication Networks" Sensors 20, no. 6: 1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20061589

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