Temperature and Humidity Monitoring System for Bulk Grain Container Based on LoRa Wireless Technology

  • Ningli ZhuEmail author
  • Yuhua Xia
  • Ying Liu
  • Chuanzhen Zang
  • Hai Deng
  • Zhenzhou Ma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11068)


This paper introduces the design of key node information collection system for the North-to-South Bulk Grain Container Transportation Project in China. Based on the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT), we combined the current sensing and communication technologies to develop a vehicle-borne information acquisition system and a key node handheld information acquisition system. This project researches on smart front-end products, low-power sensor technology, data acquisition, and wireless communication technology. The whole system combines cloud platform, edge computing, and other technologies to fully utilize the Internet of things resources and artificial intelligence. It demonstrates and certifies the product performance of key node information collection equipment for bulk grain containers. The system adapts to the public railroad and water transport mode while the entire process of food transportation is monitored through intelligent sensor, GPS, LoRa and 3G/4G technologies so that to achieve information traceability in the grain transportation, thus ensuring food quality.


IoT LoRa Sensor GPS 3G 4G 



This project is supported by the demonstration project of the high efficient quality transportation and information tracing technology of North-to-South Bulk Grain Container Transportation and the Intelligent Sensor project in Aisino Corporation. We thank the Dadushe Grain Depot in Beijing for the help in experiment testing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ningli Zhu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuhua Xia
    • 1
  • Ying Liu
    • 1
  • Chuanzhen Zang
    • 1
  • Hai Deng
    • 1
  • Zhenzhou Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.Aisino Corporation Inc.BeijingChina

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