Agriculture Monitoring

Using wireless sensor networks within the agricultural industry is increasingly common, as it provides many benefits to the farmer, impacting both the quality of the crops and the overall operating costs. WSN address the traditional monitoring problems related to oudoor areas, by removing the need of cables and of power sources in locations where no infrastructure is available. WSN are also specially suitable for temporary or problem-solving deployments, and to gather more numerous and more consistent data.

Precision Agriculture:   Trunk, stem & fruit diameter, weather stations with anemometer, wind speed & pluviometer
Irrigation Systems:   Soil moisture, soil temperature, irrigation water distribution system control
Greenhouses:   Solar radiation, ambient humidity & temperature

 

Precision Agriculture

WSN enable more accurate monitoring of the crop or fruit during its development. This allows the farmer to know the state of the product at all times, easing the decission process with regards to harvest times.
 

  • Robust certified sensor equipment
  • Trunk, stem & fruit diameter sensors
  • Microclimate monitoring, local weather stations, current & expected rain intensity
  • Extended autonomy, battery and energy harvesting alternatives
   
   

Irrigation Management

Intelligent irrigation can be achieved by having real time information on the fields soil moisture and temperature levels. Combined with an individualized irrigation system each plant can receive the exact amount of water it needs, effectively reducing cost and improving the quality of the resulting product. WSN can also be used to control the different actuators in the system, without the need of a wired infrastructure.
 

  • Robust certified sensor equipment
  • Extended autonomy, battery, AC and energy harvesting powered alternatives
  • Soil moisture monitoring, stress & individualized irrigation
   

 

Greenhouses

Current research in wireless sensor networks in agriculture focus on their application to greenhouses, especially for large exploitations with very specific crops. These microclimatic environments need to maintain very precise weather conditions at all times, and this can be better controlled by using multiple distributed sensors, both in the open spaces and in the soil.
 

  • Robust certified sensor equipment
  • Extended autonomy, battery, AC and energy harvesting powered alternatives
  • Air temperature & humidity monitoring
   

 

Network Infrastructure

ADVANTICSYS solutions adapt the network topology to the customer’s needs. These range, at low level, from single hop to multihop wireless protocols, and at high level, from local access to the sensor infrastructure to remote access using the internet.

  • Adapted wireless protocols depending on customer requirements
  • Local & remote access to the deployed networks
  • Different gateway & router alternatives
   

 

Software

ADVANTICSYS provides customized software solutions for the final user.

  • Data Storage
  • Data analysis & graphic creation
  • Integration of the solution with the customer’s systems