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The Platform Development of a Real-Time Momentum Data Collection System for Livestock in Wide Grazing Land

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School of Mechanical, Electrical and Information Engineering, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, China
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Department of Electromechanical Convergence Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan 31253, Chungnam, Korea
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Technology Research Center, INOFARM Co., Ltd. Yusung-gu, Taejon 305‐701, Korea
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Electronics 2018, 7(5), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7050071
Received: 22 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 13 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open-Source Electronics Platforms: Development and Applications)
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Abstract

In the process of animal husbandry production through grazing, animals are active in large grassland or mountain areas, and it is very difficult to obtain and deal with the information on animal activity and state of life. In this paper, we propose a platform for operation of data transmission and analysis system which gathers activity and status information of livestock. The data collected in real time from integrated livestock sensor modules are anticipated to assist farmers to supervise animal activities and health. While at the same time the improvements of viable farming techniques are expected to reduce the impact of the livestock industry on the environment. For the individual management of target livestock, the data collection system needs a convergence technology with a physical active sensor, a wireless sensor network and solar power technology to cover the wide area of mountains. We implemented a momentum data collection system to collect and transfer the information of ecological and situations of livestock in grazing, which include sensor and communication modules, repeaters with solar panels to cover the problems of communications in wide grazing and a receiver connected to main server. Besides, in order to prevent data collisions and deviations on multiple transmitter operation, we renewed the format of the communication protocol and made a platform to analyze animal activities information by software. Finally, the system and platform were applied and tested in National Rural Development Administration in Republic of Korea. View Full-Text
Keywords: individual management of livestock; momentum data sensing; remote sensing platform; sensor networks; technology convergence individual management of livestock; momentum data sensing; remote sensing platform; sensor networks; technology convergence
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Zhang, L.; Kim, J.; LEE, Y. The Platform Development of a Real-Time Momentum Data Collection System for Livestock in Wide Grazing Land. Electronics 2018, 7, 71.

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