Simulation of the Core Technology of a Greenhouse-Monitoring System Based on a Wireless Sensor Network

Yuhong Zhou, Yunfang Xie, Limin Shao

Abstract


To solve the topology structure of a greenhouse environment-monitoring system and the ductility of joints, this study presents a design of a greenhouse-monitoring system based on the ZigBee wireless sensor network (WSN). The hardware and software designs of the network node are provided, and the process of the ZigBee network coordinator is elucidated. The system uses the microcontroller unit PIC18F4620CC2420 wireless transceiver module to send and receive data. Data from temperature and humidity sensors are collected using an inter-integrated circuit bus through the ZigBee network transmission to the monitoring platform. Test results show that the system has the advantages of having a simple structure, flexible nodes, and low power consumption. It can effectively monitor the temperature and humidity in a wireless environment. WSNs considerably help in greenhouse environment monitoring. The use of advanced technology to control greenhouse temperature and humidity can satisfy the optimum growth environment of greenhouse crops and effectively improve the yield and quality of crops. The application of WSNs in greenhouse monitoring is significant to the development of modern and precision agriculture in China.

Keywords


Greenhouse monitoring, Heterogeneous Network, WSN

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