Wireless Nodes Assisted Micro-Irrigation System: an IoT Approach
S. L. Deshpande1, D S Chaudhari2

1S. L. Deshpande, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Government College of Engineering, Amravati (Maharashtra), India.
2D.S. Chaudhari, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Government College of Engineering, Amravati (Maharashtra), India.  

Manuscript received on 13 June 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 June 2017 | Manuscript Published on 30 June 2017 | PP: 11-14 | Volume-6 Issue-5, June 2017 | Retrieval Number: E4985066517/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: Irrigation systems deployed with Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) while transforming them to Micro-Irrigation systems are emerging as fruitful solution to ongoing ground water crisis. Field parameters like soil moisture, temperature and humidity can be monitored taking help of sensor array and can be fed back to decision making control system. Organized parametric results can help the optimized use of the water. By using wireless communication and environmental energy harvesting techniques, sensor network can be made totally wireless. Internet of Things (IoT) is another emerging technology that goals to extend the application of internet from complex computational machines (computer) to the stand alone devices such as consumer electronics. Integrating IoT to WSN not only can provide remote access but also allow two distinct information systems to frequently collaborate and provide common services. Also the user can be provided with flexible interface like mobile application. The miniaturization in technology and even more reliable communication are the strongest suits of such sensor network. This paper reviews for various technologies to fulfil requirement of such application and the shows some system characteristics.
Keywords: WSN, IoT, Irrigation, Moisture, Humidity, Energy Harvesting, etc.

Scope of the Article: IoT