Show simple item record

dc.contributor.convenorJohn M Bellen_AU
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorJames, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.editorAlex J. Harizen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:30:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:30:03Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-17T05:01:46Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.638465en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/8648
dc.description.abstractThe use of environmental sensors in agriculture and precision agriculture applications is becoming more common, although implementation strategies and capital costs prohibit widespread adoption by many in the industry. Typical costs for agricultural monitoring systems can be in the tens of thousands of dollars per site. This paper presents low cost, wireless sensor nodes and a corresponding low power network. The nodes use biodegradable plastic to house the sensor, support electronics, RF transceiver and a 433 MHz antenna. In this paper the antenna design and network topology is discussed together with the propagation problems associated with a field environment in which the vegetation changes weekly. It is envisaged that such a platform could be ploughed in to the field at the end of its working life. The total cost of construction of the prototype platform is approximately $US10 per sensor. A communication protocol was also developed to allow many of these devices to be installed simultaneously and for the transmission of collected data and dynamic configuration and reprogramming. A receiver system allows for the collation and presentation of collected data. Low cost soil moisture sensors were coupled to the platform and installed in a commercial nursery wholesaler. Field trials of the network were successfully conducted.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSPIEen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameMicroelectronics: Design, Technology, and Packaging IIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleSPIE International Symposium on Microelectronics, MEMs and Nanotechnology, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6035, 603516 (2005)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-12-12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-12-14en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode291407en_US
dc.titleAn embedded wireless sensor network at 430MHz for agricultural applicationsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Conference outputs
    Contains papers delivered by Griffith authors at national and international conferences.

Show simple item record