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Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Vineyards

  • Cesare Alippi
  • Giacomo Boracchi
  • Romolo Camplani
  • Manuel Roveri
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7200)

Abstract

Vineyards are complex microclimate-affected cultivations that require the continuous and careful presence and intervention of farmers to guarantee the quality of the final product. Distributed monitoring systems may support the farmers’ work by providing real-time and spatially dense measurements of climatic and plant-related parameters that influence the grape production. We propose a WSN-based monitoring system for grape production that, differently from what proposed in the literature, is characterized by adaptation to topological changes of the network due to permanent or transient faults that affect the sensor nodes, energy availability, and plug&play insertion or removal of units. Sensed data are remotely transmitted to a control room for storage, visualization and interpretation.

Keywords

Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Time Slot Time Division Multiple Access Maximum Power Point Tracker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare Alippi
    • 1
  • Giacomo Boracchi
    • 1
  • Romolo Camplani
    • 1
  • Manuel Roveri
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoItaly

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