Irrigation control using wireless underground sensor networks

Parameswaran, Vinod and Zhou, Hong and Zhang, Zhongwei (2012) Irrigation control using wireless underground sensor networks. In: 6th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2012), 18-21 Dec 2012, Kolkata, India.

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Wireless Underground Sensor Networks (WUSN) using Electro-Magnetic (EM) wave communication has to address the challenges posed by the underground environment. An alternative to EM wave communication for WUSN is Magnetic Induction (MI). This research aims to study the possibility of using MI communication for WUSN designed for irrigation control in horticulture. As a case study, a typical Pecan farm in Australia has been considered. The case study would focus on the application of accurate soil moisture reporting and regulation for the farm, under all climatic conditions. This application addresses the issue of water-shortage confronting irrigation in Australia.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 05:16
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 04:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless Undeground Sensor Networks (WUSN); surface sinks and relays; underground-to-aboveground communication (UG2AG); aboveground-to-underground communication (AG2UG); underground-to-underground communication (UG2UG); soil moisture; magnetic induction (MI); horticulture
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
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
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/ICSensT.2012.6461760

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