Accuracy and Reliability of Data in IoT System for Smart Agriculture
Keywords:Remote Monitoring, Smart Precise Agriculture, Internet of Things, Monitor Crop, Sensors Technology
This paper presents the design and development of low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) system for remote monitoring of agriculture ecosystem. The aims of the research are to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of data collected and transmitted with developed IoT system and access from remote location. These data are then compared with the readings of the conventional stand-alone sensors or meters. The system is set in the laboratory and utilises low cost microcontroller, sensors, Wi-Fi network communication, cloud storage, mobile and web application. Microcontroller Arduino Uno ATMega328P is used with ESP8266 Wi-Fi module to enable the device to be connected to the Internet. The sensors used in this system are selected base on the plantâ€™s growth factor. All data collected from the sensors are sent to the Cloud platform such as ThingSpeak and Blynk. Periodical monitoring is carried out on laptop and mobile phone. The results showed that the data taken from the soil moisture, soil temperature, light intensity, surrounding temperature and humidity are accurate and reliable.
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