Developing a Bluetooth Low Energy Sensor Node for Greenhouse in Precision Agriculture as Internet of Things Application
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Trakya Üniversity, Balkan Yerleşkesi, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
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Trakya Üniversity, Balkan Yerleşkesi, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
Publication date: 2018-12-01
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2018; 12(4):88–96
The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is referring to the underlying constituents of the 4th Industrial Revolution that will also affect the use of the internet in industrial production in the future. More than 50 billion smart devices will be able to communicate with each other and internet services over the increasing network capabilities of wireless sensor networks nodes on IoT applications in the next ten years. One of the leading production areas using IoT within wireless sensor networks is precision agricultural practices. In this study, a new sensor node design, which includes ambient light and temperature sensors employing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication protocol, is used as an IoT application. Subsequent to this, sensor node power consumption and management cost was investigated. The experimental results show that the developed sensor node lifetime is about 8 years and the total cost of nodes and gateway model is under $50 per year per 0.1 hectare.