Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring Irrigation

Gita Indah Hapsari, Giva Andriana Mutiara, Luky Rohendi, Aldy Mulia

Abstract


Monitoring irrigation is still the problem of agriculture in Indonesia. During the dry season, the farming fields drought while in the rainy season floods happened in the fields. Since the farm-fields usually located far from the urban area, it requires an automatic tool for monitoring the availability of water that can help the farmer in monitoring the farm-field. Wireless Sensor Network is an appropriate technology used to overcome problems related to the monitoring system. This research is using a water level sensor, pump, Arduino Nano, and Xbee Pro S2C in each monitoring node. The use of Xbee ProS2C is as a communication module between nodes in the agriculture farm-field. The system is divided into two modules, automation irrigation module and monitoring module. The system is examining with several testing scenarios. Based on the testing result, the using of WSN is appropriate to supervise the agriculture farming fields. All the message can be delivered appropriate with the real condition in the farm field and the delay between nodes only takes 5 – 10 seconds.

Keywords


Agriculture, farming fields, monitoring, automation irrigation module, wireless sensor network


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