Building a Text Messaging-Based System to Support Low-Cost Automation in Household Agriculture

Fernando Lizana, Ricardo Tello, Miguel Gutierrez Gaitan, David Ruete, Carlos Gomez-Pantoja

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Resumen

Home garden crops, small-scale agricultural systems for local food production, are becoming an integral part of the food supply chain in a number of developing countries and peri-urban areas of some developed regions. In this work, we propose a low-cost, monitoring and irrigation system which can be applied in household and local community gardens. The basic architecture consists of a sensing/actuation station based on commercial off-the-shelf hardware and a mobile application for the interaction with remote users. A key aspect of the system is the use of legacy text-messaging service as a mechanism to support alert and control operations for monitoring and irrigation. This feature enables widely available and highly-reliable connections between the cropland station and remote users without the need for new network infrastructure. We implemented a functional prototype of the system to check its effectivity in a small open-field area for tomatoes cultivation. The results show that water usage can be substantially improved if using both the actual information collected from the system and public tools for decision support in agriculture. We conclude that the proposed solution has a good prospect as an input for the design of more automated decision-strategies to be used in plant cultivation of a similar kind and/or of a larger scale.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2020 Congreso Estudiantil de Electronica y Electricidad, INGELECTRA 2020
EditorialInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (versión digital)9781728197166
DOI
EstadoPublicada - abr 2020
Evento2020 Congreso Estudiantil de Electronica y Electricidad, INGELECTRA 2020 - 2020 Student Congress of Electronics and Electricity, INGELECTRA 2020 - Santiago, Chile
Duración: 1 abr 20203 abr 2020

Serie de la publicación

Nombre2020 Congreso Estudiantil de Electronica y Electricidad, INGELECTRA 2020

Conferencia

Conferencia2020 Congreso Estudiantil de Electronica y Electricidad, INGELECTRA 2020 - 2020 Student Congress of Electronics and Electricity, INGELECTRA 2020
PaísChile
CiudadSantiago
Período1/04/203/04/20

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  • Ingeniería energética y tecnologías de la energía
  • Ingeniería eléctrica y electrónica

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    Lizana, F., Tello, R., Gaitan, M. G., Ruete, D., & Gomez-Pantoja, C. (2020). Building a Text Messaging-Based System to Support Low-Cost Automation in Household Agriculture. En 2020 Congreso Estudiantil de Electronica y Electricidad, INGELECTRA 2020 [9087333] (2020 Congreso Estudiantil de Electronica y Electricidad, INGELECTRA 2020). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INGELECTRA50225.2020.246967