Agricultural monitoring by wireless sensor network, an application of Internet of Things (IoT)
Document typeMaster thesis
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Nowadays, new developments are being widely available in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. In order to handle a large number of devices and streamline processes in IoT, the use of Low Power Wide Area Technologies is also introduced in the Agricultural field. To further meet the project's needs and specifications, various IoT solutions will be explained; thus, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies, such as LoRa, Sigfox, and NB-IoT, will be analysed. As a result, the ¿Hybrid Network¿ was first introduced in a master's thesis, which utilised LoRa and Sigfox technologies. Further work is being done on this initiative, to examine the functionality and introduce new sensor types. Ultimately, the proposed system will be deployed and tested in a greenhouse owned by UPC, in Parc Agròpolis. The proposed solution is a combination of Sigfox and LoRa in order to take advantage of the benefits of both technologies simultaneously by mainly using LoRa technology as an extension of Sigfox. There will be devices acting as nodes, which will take the measurements from sensors. These devices use LoRa to send the data to a LoRa concentrator, which will, later on, send this data using a serial connection to a Sigfox gateway. The latter will be responsible for sending the payload to the Sigfox backend and ultimately to an IoT platform for storing and visualising the data.
SubjectsInternet of things, Agricultural innovations, Internet de les coses, Agricultura--Innovacions
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN APLICACIONS I GESTIÓ DE L'ENGINYERIA DE TELECOMUNICACIÓ (MASTEAM) (Pla 2015)
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