A three-tiered architecture based on IEEE 802.15.4 and Ethernet for precision farming applications

TitleA three-tiered architecture based on IEEE 802.15.4 and Ethernet for precision farming applications
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2013
AuthorsPatti, G., Denaro, S., G. Alderisi, and L. Lo Bello
Conference NameIEEE 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013)
Date Published11/2013
Conference LocationVienna, Austria
Abstract

This paper proposes a three-tiered network architecture to support precision farming applications over large cultivated fields. The hybrid network combines IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks, operating in a multichannel mode, with Switched Ethernet. The network design has to fulfill several objectives, such as, achieving a tradeoff between energy saving for battery-operated devices and timeliness of precision farming applications over large areas, while providing scalability, robustness and cost efficiency. The work presented in the paper is based on real-world specifications provided by end users, i.e. qualified farmers, during a comprehensive investigation and requirement analysis phase. The paper first discusses the constraints that drive the network design and then presents the three-tiered architecture. Finally, the performance of the network, obtained through OMNeT++ simulations, are discussed.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6699851
DOI10.1109/IECON.2013.6699851
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