IoT Based Energy Efficient Agriculture Field Monitoring and Smart Irrigation System using NodeMCU

Keywords: NodeMCU, ThingsBoard, TE215 sensor, DS18B20 sensor, MQTT

Abstract

Agriculture is the most important sector of the Indian economy and employs 50% of the country’s forces. But, in recent times the economic contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP is steadily declining. A major problem is the absence of an energy-efficient and reliable system for real-time monitoring of soil’s condition. The paper proposes a smart alert and irrigation system with real-time monitoring of soil’s condition. The proposed system detects the soil’s moisture content and temperature. Using NodeMCU development kit, the data are sent to the cloud-based IoT platform for round the clock real-time monitoring of the soil’s condition. A Message Queue Telemetry Transport communication protocol is used for data transmission. The cloud-based IoT platform analyses the collected data and sends alert messages and controls the irrigation system according to the pre-set threshold conditions. The proposed system is secure, economically feasible, reliable and energy-efficient which brings automation and IoT technology to the agriculture sector.

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Author Biographies

Arvind Kumar, Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India

Arvind Kumar received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Magdh University, Bodh Gaya, ME degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from BIT Mesra University Ranchi and PhD degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag. Dr. Kumar is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, BIT Sindri, Dhanbad. He has acquired a solid experience in the field of VLAN and campus wide network management. He is currently working on implementation of IoT Network for agriculture and smart wearable for physically challenged people.

Abhijeet Kumar, Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India

Abhijeet Kumar graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India in 2020. He had previously gone under a research internship on ‘Implementation of IoT Network for Agriculture’ at Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India. His current research interests include the application of IoT in agriculture, home automation and smart wearable.

Abhishek Kumar Singh, Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India

Abhishek Kumar Singh is currently working as Assistant System Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. He received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India in 2020. He is associated with Adore India, a community services network of University students and professionals who interact with students so that they grow as successful professionals and responsible citizens. His current research interests include IoT for agricultural advancement and Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Anubhav Kumar Choudhary, Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India

Anubhav Kumar Choudhary is pursuing an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar. He received his B. Tech degree from B.I.T. Sindri, Dhanbad, India (2020) in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He has done an internship in the State Bank of India during his undergraduate. He has been associated with Rotaract International for the past five years and is currently serving as Zonal Rotaract Secretary of Zone 3 in RI Distt. 3250.

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Published
2021-02-03
Section
CONASENSE