Wireless sensor networks in agriculture: cattle monitoring for farming industries

K.H. Kwong, T. Wu, H. Goh, B. Stephen, M.P. Gilroy, C. Michie, I. Andonovic

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Abstract

This paper investigates an adaptation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to cattle monitoring application. The proposed solution facilitates a desired requirement of continuously assessing the condition of individual animal, aggregating and reporting these data to the farm manager. There are several existing approaches to animal monitoring, from using a store and forward mechanisms to employing a GSM technique. These approaches for monitoring livestock health can only provide sporadic information and introduce a considerable cost in staffing and physical hardware. The core of this study is to overcome the aforementioned draw-backs by using alternative low cost, low power consumption sensor nodes, which are capable of providing real-time communications at a reasonable hardware cost. In this paper, the hardware and software have been carefully designed to provide early indication of possible outbreaks while conforming to WSNs' stringent limitations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
Pages1719-1723
Number of pages4
Volume1 and 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Publication series

NameProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy

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

Keywords

  • wireless sensor networks
  • WSN
  • cattle monitoring
  • animal monitoring
  • hardware
  • software

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Kwong, K. H., Wu, T., Goh, H., Stephen, B., Gilroy, M. P., Michie, C., & Andonovic, I. (2009). Wireless sensor networks in agriculture: cattle monitoring for farming industries. In Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 1 and 2, pp. 1719-1723). (Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium). Cambridge, MA. https://doi.org/10.2529/PIERS081001110156
Kwong, K.H. ; Wu, T. ; Goh, H. ; Stephen, B. ; Gilroy, M.P. ; Michie, C. ; Andonovic, I. / Wireless sensor networks in agriculture: cattle monitoring for farming industries. Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1 and 2 Cambridge, MA, 2009. pp. 1719-1723 (Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium).
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Kwong KH, Wu T, Goh H, Stephen B, Gilroy MP, Michie C et al. Wireless sensor networks in agriculture: cattle monitoring for farming industries. In Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1 and 2. Cambridge, MA. 2009. p. 1719-1723. (Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium). https://doi.org/10.2529/PIERS081001110156