Wireless underground sensor network design for irrigation control: simulation of RFID deployment

Parameswaran, Vinod and Zhou, Hong and Zhang, Zhongwei (2013) Wireless underground sensor network design for irrigation control: simulation of RFID deployment. In: 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2013), 3-5 Dec 2013, Wellington, New Zealand.

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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. This paper presents the results obtained from simulation of RFID deployment as part of WUSN design, and is a sequel to an earlier published work as part of an ongoing project.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 IEEE. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 04:50
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 01:41
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; RFID design; active reader passive tag (ARPT); coil displacement; power transfer efficiency
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.)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/ICSensT.2013.6727770
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24753

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