ICT-Based Integrated Operation Management System Design and Plant Growth Monitoring System Development for Plant Factories

  • Y. C. Kim
  • M. T. ChoEmail author
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 92)


Plant factory aim to achieve excellent productivity by automatically controlling plant growth in an enclosed environment. Because plant factories are very complex systems with various sensors and controls, an integrated operating system that controls the sophisticated and complex operation of these devices is very important. In this paper, by designing the plant analysis system of plant based on ICT based on the core technologies such as overcoming the limit of the place, the sun instead of light, automation, nutrient supply system, temperature, etc. and solar power generation, it increased the freshness of agricultural products through production and created a new market by merging and combining with IT and BT industry. It also improved convenience of farming work and improved comfort of working space by automatic control and robot development. Then, the method of measuring the development status of plants using two cameras was studied. Using the plant measurement algorithm, you can build a system that can get cheap and reliable data with just a camera and a simple system. From the construction of such a system, we have developed a monitoring system that can efficiently measure the size of plants growing in plant factories. By using this system, it is possible to save the time required to maintain and manage the size measurement data of the plant and to save the expenses accordingly, and it is possible to obtain the effect of improving the work efficiency of the plant manager, we confirmed the performance of the proposed system.


Plant factory Integrated operating system Plant growth IT ICT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Mechanical and Automotive EngineeringKongju National UniversityCheonan-siRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringDaewon University CollegeJecheonRepublic of Korea

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