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Sensors (Basel). 2010;10(12):11189-211. doi: 10.3390/s101211189. Epub 2010 Dec 8.

Study on an agricultural environment monitoring server system using Wireless Sensor Networks.

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School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sunchon National University, Maegok-dong, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, Korea.


This paper proposes an agricultural environment monitoring server system for monitoring information concerning an outdoors agricultural production environment utilizing Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology. The proposed agricultural environment monitoring server system collects environmental and soil information on the outdoors through WSN-based environmental and soil sensors, collects image information through CCTVs, and collects location information using GPS modules. This collected information is converted into a database through the agricultural environment monitoring server consisting of a sensor manager, which manages information collected from the WSN sensors, an image information manager, which manages image information collected from CCTVs, and a GPS manager, which processes location information of the agricultural environment monitoring server system, and provides it to producers. In addition, a solar cell-based power supply is implemented for the server system so that it could be used in agricultural environments with insufficient power infrastructure. This agricultural environment monitoring server system could even monitor the environmental information on the outdoors remotely, and it could be expected that the use of such a system could contribute to increasing crop yields and improving quality in the agricultural field by supporting the decision making of crop producers through analysis of the collected information.


agriculture; monitoring server; ubiquitous; wireless sensor networks

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