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Transforming agriculture through pervasive wireless sensor networks

By Tim Wark, Peter Corke, Pavan Sikka, Lasse Klingbeil, Ying Guo, Chris Crossman, Philip Valencia, Dave Swain and Greg Bishop-Hurley

Abstract

A large-scale, outdoor, pervasive computing system based on the Fleck hardware platform applies sensor network technology to farming. Comprising static and animal-borne mobile nodes, the system measures the state of a complex, dynamic system comprising climate, soil, pasture, and animals. This data supports prediction of the land's future state and improved management outcomes through closed-loop control. This article is part of a special issue, Building a Sensor-Rich World.\u

Topics: 090600 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, wireless sensor networks, virtual fencing, cattle behavior, agriculture
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1109/MPRV.2007.47
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:33794

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