Advisor Information

Roger Sash

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Exhibit

Start Date

2-3-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

2-3-2018 3:30 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to design a system for Reinke, an irrigation systems manufacturing company, which will be named the “Field Condition Sensor Network System”. The project will be a wireless sensor network, and is intended to be deployed in agricultural fields. This system will supply farmers with soil moisture, temperature, humidity, wind, and rain data for multiple locations throughout a field. The data will be accessible over the Internet, and will help farmers make informed decisions regarding crop irrigation. This can save them time, resources, and money. Currently, farmers do not have a convenient way to view field condition information without travelling to the actual field. Some farmers manually measure soil moisture to make decisions, while others simply estimate field conditions and crop health by inspection. Paired with Reinke’s remotely operated irrigation systems, this Field Condition Sensor Network System will reduce the need to travel to fields, and it will help farmers use water resources more efficiently. The system will be a wireless sensor network, and will consist of several sensor nodes placed throughout a field. These sensors will gather data which can be viewed on the Internet. The system will be highly scalable, so farmers can decide how many sensors to place in a field and where to place them.

Comments

This project is in-progress, and will be completed by April 7th. The image attached here shows one sensor node with some of the possible sensors attached.

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Mar 2nd, 2:15 PM Mar 2nd, 3:30 PM

Field Condition Sensor Network System

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

The purpose of this project is to design a system for Reinke, an irrigation systems manufacturing company, which will be named the “Field Condition Sensor Network System”. The project will be a wireless sensor network, and is intended to be deployed in agricultural fields. This system will supply farmers with soil moisture, temperature, humidity, wind, and rain data for multiple locations throughout a field. The data will be accessible over the Internet, and will help farmers make informed decisions regarding crop irrigation. This can save them time, resources, and money. Currently, farmers do not have a convenient way to view field condition information without travelling to the actual field. Some farmers manually measure soil moisture to make decisions, while others simply estimate field conditions and crop health by inspection. Paired with Reinke’s remotely operated irrigation systems, this Field Condition Sensor Network System will reduce the need to travel to fields, and it will help farmers use water resources more efficiently. The system will be a wireless sensor network, and will consist of several sensor nodes placed throughout a field. These sensors will gather data which can be viewed on the Internet. The system will be highly scalable, so farmers can decide how many sensors to place in a field and where to place them.