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Project Introduction

The plant watering system lies at the heart of agriculture since it directly affects product yields, as well as the quality of products. Since controlling when plants should be watered and determining how much water the plants need, relative to the current environmental conditions, are crucial not only for the plant growth but also for the effectiveness of water use, the objective of this project is to implement and test a prototype of a smart watering system based on the concept of 'mesh-topological, low-power wireless network platforms.'

The prototype of the proposed platform consists of a control node, sensor nodes, and irrigation-valve-controller nodes. Also, this platform includes a gateway that relays collected data to a (cloud) database.

The platform functions as follows. The sensor nodes collect data about environmental parameters, such as soil moisture, temperature, and precipitation, and send them to the control node. The control node analyses the received data together with the plant profile and sends commands to the irrigation-valve-controller nodes to water the plants. All collected data is relayed via the gateway to the (cloud) database.

Project Members

* Project Leader
Name Position/Degree Department, Institution, Country
Udom Lewlompaisarl *   National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Wida Susanty Haji Suhaili Senior Lecturer/Ph.D. Universiti Teknology Brunei, Brunei Darussalam
Mohd Faizan Ibrahim Agriculture Engineer/ 
Ph.D.
Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Brunei Darussalam
Sharifah Hafizah Syed Ariffin Associate Professor/ 
Ph.D.
Universiti Teknology Malaysia, Malaysia
Nurzal Effiyana Ghazali Senior Lecturer/Ph.D. Universiti Teknology Malaysia, Malaysia
Khin Than Mya Professor/Ph.D. University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar
Thi Thi Soe Nyunt Professor/Ph.D. University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar
Yasunori Owada Senior Researcher/ 
Ph.D.
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Goshi Sato Researcher/Ph.D. National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Kanokvate Tungpimolrut Deputy Executive Director/ 
Ph.D.
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Seksun Sartsatit Senior Researcher National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Rachaporn Keinprasit Senior Researcher/ 
Ph.D.
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Khongpan Rungprateepthaworn Researcher National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Thanika Duangtanoo Researcher National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Anuchit Leelayuttho Senior Research Assistant National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Chalermpol Charnsripinyo Senior Research Specialist/ 
Ph.D.
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Wibhada Naruephiphat Research Assistant National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Theerapong Fongjun Senior Research Assistant National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Pasakorn Tiwatthanont Research Assistant National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Jessada Karnjana Researcher/Ph.D. National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Jakkaphob Intha Senior Research Assistant National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand