Environmental Monitoring and Greenhouse Control by Distributed Sensor Network
Int. J. Advanced Networking and Applications, Volume: 5 Issue: 5 Pages: 2060-2065, 2016
Posted: 15 Jan 2017 Last revised: 19 Jan 2017
Date Written: November 26, 2016
A sensor is a miniature component which measure physical parameters from the nvironment. Sensors measure the physical parameters and transmit them either by wired or wireless medium. In wireless medium the sensor and its associated components are called as node. A node is self-possessed by a processor, local memory, sensors, radio, battery and a base station responsible for receiving and processing data collected by the nodes. They carry out joint activities due to limited resources such as battery, processor and memory. Nowadays, the applications of these networks are numerous, varied and the applications in agriculture are still budding. One interesting application is in environmental monitoring and greenhouse control, where the crop conditions such as climate and soil do not depend on natural agents. To control and monitor the environmental factors, sensors and actuators are necessary. Under these circumstances, these devices must be used to make a distributed measure, spreading sensors all over the greenhouse using distributed clustering. This paper reveals an idea of environmental monitoring and greenhouse control using a sensor network. The hardware implementation shows periodic monitoring and control of greenhouse gases in an enhanced manner. Future work is concentrated in application of the same mechanism using wireless sensor network.
Keywords: Sensor, sensor nodes, wireless sensor network (WSN), greenhouse control, environmental monitoring, CO2 monitoring, distributed clustering
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