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Design of a Wireless Communication Drip Irrigation System using nRF24L01 Technology

Azeta, Joseph and Bolu, Christian and Alele, F. and Daranijo, E. O. (2020) Design of a Wireless Communication Drip Irrigation System using nRF24L01 Technology. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 13 (6). pp. 1307-1313. ISSN 0974-3154,

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In the application of traditional irrigation methods, water saving is not considered. Due to the fact that the water is irrigated directly on the land, crops sometimes undergo increased stress from disparities in the soil moisture, consequently crop performance and output is reduced. This paper discusses an automated drip irrigation system designed to operate based on soil moisture content as detected by soil moisture sensors. The data from the sensors are analyzed and acted upon based on the software (code) loaded onto the microcontrollers. In this system, a microcontroller is assigned each row of crops. Each microcontroller obtains the mean soil moisture from an array of moisture sensors spread across the row. The resultant reading is wirelessly transmitted to and receiver by another microcontroller with the aid of nRF24L01 transceivers. A water reservoir tank of capacity 1000 liters elevated on a stanchion of height 2 meters above the ground is used to store and supply water at the required pressure via gravity to the drip irrigation system when required. The components, design, programming, working, and performance of the circuit are described in this article

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless communication, drip irrigation, Microcontroller, soil moisture sensors, nRF24L01 transceivers
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 11:27
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 11:27

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