A Wi-Fi based smart wireless sensor network for an agricultural environment

Gerard Rudolph Mendez*, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

*Corresponding author for this work

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Environmental Monitoring Systems and Sensors systems have increased in importance over the years. However, increases in measurement points mean increases in installation and maintenance cost. Not to mention, the measurement points once they have been built and installed, can be tedious to relocate in the future. Surely, with the technology of today, there is a better way to overcome this problem. The chapter will present the development work of a Wi-Fi based Smart Wireless Sensor Network for monitoring an Agricultural Environment. The system is capable of intelligently monitoring agricultural conditions in a pre-programmed manner. The system consists of three stations: Sensor Node, Router, and Server. The system is designed for monitoring of the climate condition in an agricultural environment such as field or greenhouse, the sensor station is equipped with several sensor elements such as Temperature, humidity, light, air pressure, soil moisture and water level. In addition investigation was performed in order to integrate a novel planar electromagnetic sensor for nitrate detection. The communication between the sensor node and the server is achieved via 802.11g wireless modules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Sensor Networks and Ecological Monitoring
EditorsSubhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Joe-Air Jiang
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783642363658
ISBN (Print)9783642363641
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
ISSN (Print)2194-8402
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8410


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