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A New Intelligent Low Cost Mobile Phone Based Irrigation System using ARM

Author(s):

K. Divya , AVANTHI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; D. M. K. CHAITANYA, AVANTHI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

ARM micro-controller, GSM Modem, Water level Sensor, Humidity Sensor ,Real time clock Keil UVision, FlashMagic

Abstract

The major occupation of rural India is agriculture. Insufficient rains at various stages of growth are one of major causes of losses to farmers. Many farmers use induction motor pumps to irrigate their farms from wells, rivers and streams nearby. However, shortage of electric power in many states has resulted in unplanned load shedding of long durations in rural areas. So there is a need to ensure that water is distributed to field whenever normal conditions exist. So a remote monitoring is required. Internet based monitoring is one of common approaches of remote monitoring. This approach requires additional devices like modems, buffers, etc. with TCP/IP protocols support and Internet connection. The cost of such system varies greatly depending on speed and bandwidth requirements and hence is justified normally for bio-medical and industrial applications where intensive data transfer of parameters and images are required. Due to the drastic reduction in call and messaging rates makes cellular networks best choice for this. Moreover, simple cell phones having just messaging facility are available at throwaway prices due to migration of population towards higher end models. Such simple models can be easily adapted for remote control applications. So, a low cost system is developed for optimum water distribution in the fields by providing proper amount of water at suitable time intervals based on climatic conditions and at the real time.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV2I8166
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2014
Page(s): 217-221

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