Telemetry and communication systems for irrigation management

McCarthy, Alison (2006) Telemetry and communication systems for irrigation management. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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The development of wireless communication systems for agricultural and irrigation applications
has enabled farm managers to access real-time data from in-field sensors to
improve on-farm operations. Recent research into wireless sensor networks for agriculture
has focussed on reducing the power consumption and manual configuration of
the nodes by the end-user, while commercial wireless sensor networks use short-range
transceivers such as Zigbee or long-range transceivers such as UHF citizen band radio.
However, the research wireless sensor networks often experienced reduced reliability
under field conditions. Therefore, this project aims to design a telemetry system with
a focus on reliability under field conditions.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: UHF; Zigbee; radio; wireless; communication; telemetry; irrigation; agriculture
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications

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