Implementation of a herd management system with wireless sensor networks

K.H. Kwong, T. Wu, K. Sasloglou, B. Stephen, D. Cao, H. Goh, S.K. Goo, M.P. Gilroy, C. Tachtatzis, I.A. Glover, C. Michie, I. Andonovic

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Abstract

This paper investigates an adaptation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to cattle monitoring applications. The proposed solution facilitates the requirement for continuously assessing the condition of individual animals, aggregating and reporting this data to the farm manager. There are several existing approaches to achieving animal monitoring, ranging from using a store and forward mechanism to employing GSM-based techniques; these approaches only provide sporadic information and introduce a considerable cost in staffing and physical hardware. The core of this study is to overcome the aforementioned drawbacks by using alternative cheap, low power consumption sensor nodes capable of providing real-time communication at a reasonable hardware cost. In this paper, both the hardware and software has been designed to provide a solution which can obtain real-time data from dairy cattle whilst conforming to the limitations associated with WSNs implementations.

Conference

ConferenceJoint International Agricultural Conference 2009
CityPrague, Czech Republic
Period12/05/0913/05/09

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Wireless sensor networks
Hardware
Animals
Dairies
Monitoring
Global system for mobile communications
Sensor nodes
Farms
Costs
Managers
Electric power utilization
Communication

Keywords

  • herd management system
  • wireless sensor networks

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Kwong, K. H., Wu, T., Sasloglou, K., Stephen, B., Cao, D., Goh, H., ... Andonovic, I. (2009). Implementation of a herd management system with wireless sensor networks. Paper presented at Joint International Agricultural Conference 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, .
Kwong, K.H. ; Wu, T. ; Sasloglou, K. ; Stephen, B. ; Cao, D. ; Goh, H. ; Goo, S.K. ; Gilroy, M.P. ; Tachtatzis, C. ; Glover, I.A. ; Michie, C. ; Andonovic, I. / Implementation of a herd management system with wireless sensor networks. Paper presented at Joint International Agricultural Conference 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, .
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