This paper describes the design and realization of a smart electronic system, based on a Wireless Sensor Network, for wide-area monitoring of availability level and rapid changes of the water presence in the monitored soil, in order to guarantee, depending on application, early flood prediction, water savings in the optimized farmland irrigation as well as waste reduction and optimal use of water resources where its availability is low. The designed sensor node, equipped with a small PV panel to recharge the Li-Ion battery for feeding the entire system, by means of the different embedded sensors, is capable of detecting environmental parameters, the solar radiation level and soil temperature and moisture (i.e.water volume content) values. The sensors communicate with a central processing unit located on board, the ESP8266 SoC module, used both as data processing unit and as Wi-Fi transceiver to receive/transmit sensors data; the user near a sensor node, by a tablet or smartphone with an appropriate app, can collect information provided from sensors and share them with all users who use the same app, through peer to peer Wi-Fi or other internet connection.

Solar Powered Wireless Monitoring System of Environmental Conditions for Early Flood Prediction or Optimized Irrigation in Agriculture

VISCONTI, Paolo;PRIMICERI, PATRIZIO;
2016

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This paper describes the design and realization of a smart electronic system, based on a Wireless Sensor Network, for wide-area monitoring of availability level and rapid changes of the water presence in the monitored soil, in order to guarantee, depending on application, early flood prediction, water savings in the optimized farmland irrigation as well as waste reduction and optimal use of water resources where its availability is low. The designed sensor node, equipped with a small PV panel to recharge the Li-Ion battery for feeding the entire system, by means of the different embedded sensors, is capable of detecting environmental parameters, the solar radiation level and soil temperature and moisture (i.e.water volume content) values. The sensors communicate with a central processing unit located on board, the ESP8266 SoC module, used both as data processing unit and as Wi-Fi transceiver to receive/transmit sensors data; the user near a sensor node, by a tablet or smartphone with an appropriate app, can collect information provided from sensors and share them with all users who use the same app, through peer to peer Wi-Fi or other internet connection.
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