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Self-powered plant sensor for scatter radio

Konstantopoulos Christos

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TitleSelf-powered plant sensor for scatter radioen
CreatorKonstantopoulos Christosen
CreatorΚωνσταντοπουλος Χρηστοςel
Contributor [Thesis Supervisor]Koutroulis Eftychiosen
Contributor [Thesis Supervisor]Κουτρουλης Ευτυχιοςel
Contributor [Committee Member]Bletsas Aggelosen
Contributor [Committee Member]Μπλετσας Αγγελοςel
Contributor [Committee Member]Deligiannakis Antoniosen
Contributor [Committee Member]Δεληγιαννακης Αντωνιοςel
PublisherTechnical University of Creteen
PublisherΠολυτεχνείο Κρήτηςel
Academic UnitTechnical University of Crete::School of Electronic and Computer Engineeringen
Academic UnitΠολυτεχνείο Κρήτης::Σχολή Ηλεκτρονικών Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστώνel
DescriptionM.Sc. Thesisen
Content SummaryIn agriculture applications (e.g. greenhouses, vineyards etc.) it is required to automatically gather information about environmental variables such as soil and air humidity, as well as temperature in the vicinity of plants within the same field, with low-cost and high-scalability. Thus, sensor networks that are extending over a broad area and gather environmental data for microclimate monitoring, are indispensable for the application of optimal crop management techniques. The field of plant electro-physiology investigates the correlation of environmental variables with the electrical signals that are produced by diverse types of plants. Existing research in measurement of electrical signals generated by plants has been conducted using high-cost equipment, such as laboratory multi-meters and data-loggers, in order to perform the signal-conditioning and data acquisition operations required. This thesis introduces for first time in the existing research literature a novel low cost and self-powered sensor node that belongs to a large-scale scatter radio network and simultaneously is powered in a parasitic way to the plants, as well as is able to acquire and transmit these types of signals from each plant. Furthermore, in the context of this thesis, several experimental prototypes of the proposed node were developed, as well as used to gather measurements of electrical signals that are generated from multiple Avocado plants. The experimental results demonstrate the successful operation of the proposed WSN node, as well as indicate the correlation of plants signals with solar irradiation and plant irrigation events. Thus, the proposed system can be employed in precision agriculture applications for automated irrigation scheduling, control of the plant ambient conditions etc. based on data derived directly by the plants.en
Type of ItemΜεταπτυχιακή Διατριβήel
Type of ItemMaster Thesisen
Date of Item2015-03-11-
Date of Publication2015-
SubjectScatter radioen
SubjectEnergy scavengingen
SubjectHarvesting, Energyen
SubjectPower harvestingen
Subjectenergy harvestingen
Subjectenergy scavengingen
Subjectharvesting energyen
Subjectpower harvestingen
Bibliographic CitationChristos Konstantopoulos, "Self-powered plant sensor for scatter radio", Master Thesis, School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2015en
Bibliographic CitationΧρήστος Κωνσταντόπουλος, "Self-powered plant sensor for scatter radio", Μεταπτυχιακή Διατριβή, Σχολή Ηλεκτρονικών Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών, Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης, Χανιά, Ελλάς, 2015el

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