PalmNET: An open-source wireless sensor network for oil palm plantations

Maria Culman, Jesus M.T. Portocarrero, Cesar D. Guerrero, Cristihian Bayona, Jorge Luis Torres, Claudio Miceli De Farias

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Abstract

In this paper, a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) solution is proposed for soil's condition measurement to monitor oil palm plantations (PalmNET) according to agricultural meteorological practices. The PalmNET monitoring system is composed by a WSN used for in-field soil's condition measurement and a web-server interface for data visualization. PalmNET can automatically collect soil moisture data and transmit field data through a ZigBee network to a web-server. The PalmNET proof-of-concept is a WSN built upon open-source hardware and software, which includes two sensor nodes, a sink and a Gateway with a GPRS module. The WSN was deployed in Palmar de la Vizcaína Experimental Field Station having the following proof of concept objectives: (i) collect and centralize soil moisture data and (ii) post data to a web application interface. Results have revealed PalmNET as a feasible, automated and solar powered application for oil palm plantations in Colombia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017
EditorsAntonio Guerrieri, Giancarlo Fortino, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, MengChu Zhou, Zofia Lukszo, Carlos Palau, Antonio Liotta, Andrea Vinci, Francesco Basile, Maria Pia Fanti
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages783-788
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044283
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2017
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017 - Calabria, Italy
Duration: 16 May 201718 May 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityCalabria
Period16/05/1718/05/17

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