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An intelligent environment monitoring system based on wireless sensor networks
Author(s): Minghua Cao; Huiqin Wang; Duo Peng; Kejun Jia
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Paper Abstract

Nowadays, information technology is becoming more and more important to improve the productivity of agriculture, especially for real time environment monitoring. However, the traditional method of environmental data collection is unable to provide real-time and highly accurate data of the monitored region to meet the requirements of precision agriculture. As wireless sensor networks(WSNs) has profound impacts on many fields due to its promising capability, in this paper, a WSN-based environment monitoring system is proposed. A prototype of the system that utilizes GAINSJ nodes based on Zigbee communication protocol has been implemented, and its packet error rate in different conditions was evaluated. Based on the proposed system architecture and technologies, the real time data can be measured, transmitted and stored in high accuracy. Moreover, the system was applied in upland grassland in Yushu, Qinghai province, and compared the results with the data acquired by local weather station. The system evaluation and experimental results show the effectiveness and reliability of the system in measuring the variations of temperature and humidity data within monitored region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7490, PIAGENG 2009: Intelligent Information, Control, and Communication Technology for Agricultural Engineering, 74900S (10 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.836729
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Minghua Cao, Lanzhou Univ. of Technology (China)
Huiqin Wang, Lanzhou Univ. of Technology (China)
Duo Peng, Lanzhou Univ. of Technology (China)
Kejun Jia, Lanzhou Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7490:
PIAGENG 2009: Intelligent Information, Control, and Communication Technology for Agricultural Engineering
Honghua Tan; Qi Luo, Editor(s)

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