Journal of Sensor Technology

Volume 9, Issue 3 (September 2019)

ISSN Print: 2161-122X   ISSN Online: 2161-1238

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A New Bi-Frequency Soil Smart Sensing Moisture and Salinity for Connected Sustainable Agriculture

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DOI: 10.4236/jst.2019.93004    322 Downloads   604 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Optimizing water consumption is a major challenge for more sustainable agriculture with respect for the environment. By combining micro and nanotechnologies with the offered solutions of IoT connection (Sigfox and LoRa), new sensors allow the farmer to be connected to his agricultural production by mastering in real time the right contribution needed in water and fertilizer. The sensor designed in this research allows a double measurement of soil moisture and salinity. In order to minimize the destructuring of the ground to insert the sensor, we have designed a cylindrical sensor, easy to insert, with its electronics inside its body to propose a low power electronic architecture capable of measuring and communicating wireless with a LoRa or Sigfox network or even the farmer’s cell phone. This new smart sensor is then compared to the current leaders in agriculture to validate its performance. Finally, the sensor has better performance than commercials, a better response time, a better precision and it will be cheaper. For the salinity measure, it can detect the level of fertilizer in the soil according to the need of farmers.

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Roux, J. , Escriba, C. , Fourniols, J. and Soto-Romero, G. (2019) A New Bi-Frequency Soil Smart Sensing Moisture and Salinity for Connected Sustainable Agriculture. Journal of Sensor Technology, 9, 35-43. doi: 10.4236/jst.2019.93004.

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