Agricultural Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Dec  2019, Pages 34-48; DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2019.33001 10.31058/j.as.2019.33001

A Low Power Internet of Things (IoT) Communication System for Agricultural Applications

, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Dec  2019, Pages 34-48.

DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2019.33001

Elias Chrysocheris 1 , Iraklis Rigakis 1 , Ilias Potamitis 2 , Evangelos C. Papakitsos 3*

1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Chania, Greece

2 Department of Music Technology & Acoustics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Rethymnon, Greece

3 Department of Industrial Design & Production Engineering, University of West Attica, Egaleo, Greece

Received: 11 November 2019; Accepted: 30 November 2019; Published: 10 December 2019

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Abstract

Networking was a technological revolution and nowadays has become a necessity. The Internet became a great tool for scientists as it helps communication of research data worldwide in a single moment. Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the last networking revolutions. Though it’s been many years since it’s been proposed (1999), the last years had a tremendous development.  It enables “things” to communicate and gather information or being controlled through a single network. The gathered data can be accessed through the global Internet and being processed by anyone who is authorized to. In agricultural activities, IoT can be of a great help, as there can be many smart devices acquiring environmental data all over cultivations, communicating to a server, or the cloud, through the Internet and store their data for further analysis. Through this IoT to Internet architecture, Agriculture scientists, as well as farmers, have the benefit to achieve more effective and with higher quality agriculture productions. In this paper a multi-node system is presented for taking environmental measurements as well as measurements specific to insecticides and pesticides. The nodes can cover a big area, communicate wirelessly to a Master Node that will be used to upload the data to the internet using GSM/GPRS cellular network. All nodes consume ultra-low power, being powered from small batteries for a long time.

Keywords

Internet of Things (IoT), Low Power, Smart Farming

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