Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network for Agricultural Applications

John, Jobish and Kasbekar, Gaurav S. and Sharma, Dinesh K. and Ramulu, V. and Baghini, Maryam Shojaei (2018) Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network for Agricultural Applications. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things, 4 (16): 1. ISSN 2414-1399

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We present the design and implementation of a shortest path tree based, energy efficient data collection wireless sensor network to sense various parameters in an agricultural farm using in-house developed low cost sensors. Nodes follow a synchronized, periodic sleep-wake up schedule to maximize the lifetime of the network. The implemented network consists of 24 sensor nodes in a 3 acre maize farm and its performance is captured by 7 snooper nodes for different data collection intervals: 10 minutes,1 hour and 3 hours. The almost static nature of wireless links in the farm motivated us to use the same tree for a long data collection period (3 days). The imbalance in energy consumption across nodes is observed to be very small and the network architecture uses easy-to-implement protocols to perform different network activities including handling of node failures. We present the results and analysis of extensive tests conducted on our implementation, which provide significant insights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sensor network, Data collection, Energy efficiency
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: EAI Editor III.
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 13:22

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