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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(12): 970-973 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.731

Solar Powered Gravity-Feed Drip Irrigation System Using Wireless Sensor Network

Angelina M. Y. Ho, Hawa Ze Jaafar, Ionel Valeriu Grozescu, and Muhammad Zaharul Asyraf Bin Zaharin

Abstract—A wireless sensor network (WSN) to automatically irrigate the crops using soil moisture content values obtained from the soil moisture sensor is designed. Gravity-feed drip irrigation is actuated according to the needs of the crop by using a relay to on a solenoid valve when the soil is dry, which is determined by soil moisture content below 60%. End devices communicate with the Coordinator via XBee communication links.

Index Terms—Sensors, wireless, irrigation, solar power, ZigBee.

Angelina M. Y. Ho and Hawa Ze Jaafar are with the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: angelinahomeiyi@gmail.com).
Ionel Valeriu Grozescu and Muhammad Zaharul Asyraf Bin Zaharin are with the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia.

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Cite: Angelina M. Y. Ho, Hawa Ze Jaafar, Ionel Valeriu Grozescu, and Muhammad Zaharul Asyraf Bin Zaharin, "Solar Powered Gravity-Feed Drip Irrigation System Using Wireless Sensor Network," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 970-973, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 0.8), Google Scholar, CNKI, ProQuest, EBSCO, etc. 
  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net