AGROSENS: Wireless sensor networks for precision agriculture

Start/End: 2009-2012
Fund: European Fund for Regional Development / Picardy Regional Council
Partners: INRA (National Institute of Agronomics), AgroTransfert Resources and Territories. HEUDIASYC lab
Abstract: The aim of this project is the design and development of a WSN platform for precision agriculture. We deal with several operational and technology challenges such as scalability, data storage and retrieval, dimensioning space and time sampling, etc. The platform will be used as a tool that helps farmers to make decisions on agricultural tasks and scientists to develop/improve agronomic models.

Testbed: We developed a testbed using CrossBow sensors (MicaZ, TelosB) (cf. figure below). Nodes are equipped with atmospheric sensors (temperature, light, humidity) and connected to soil moisture/temperature sensors (EC5 from Decagon). We developed a secure energy saving routing protocol to collect data from sensors towards the base station for agriculture decision making.

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