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Project Introduction

Agricultural irrigation is the largest user of fresh water in the Philippines, accounting for 82% of overall fresh water usage. In order to meet industrial water needs, reducing water used for irrigation is important not just in other countries but also here in the Philippines. The motivation for this type of water savings is usually not a shortage of water but a desire to use the available water not for irrigation but for other purposes.

The objective of this project is to evaluate the suitability of evapotranspiration (ET)-based irrigation scheduling technologies for agricultural applications, specifically, the ability of the technologies to: apply the appropriate amount of water at the appropriate time, using the estimated reference ET (ETo) in a particular field. The main controller of the system is the microcomputer which serves as the heart and brain of the system. It controls the storage of sensor data from the sensor module to the cloud storage. The sensor data will then be used in the estimation of water loss in the farm by the computation of the evapotranspiration and will then be the basis for control of the actuators to irrigate the farm, based on the computed amount of water loss.

Project Members

* Project Leader

Name

Position / Degree

Department, Institution, Country

Jennifer Dela Cruz *

Dr.

 Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines

Meo Vincent C. Caya

Senior Researcher
Ph.D. Candidate

Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines

Febus Reidj Cruz

Senior Researcher
Ph.D. Candidate

Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines

Joseph Bryan Ibarra

Senior Researcher

Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines

Ireneo C. Agulto

Dr./Dean

 

College of Engineering, Central Luzon State University, Philippines

Sevia M. Idrus

Dr./Professor

Department of Communication Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Muhammad Al FarabiMuhammad Iqbal

Dr./Senior Lecturer

Department of Communication Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Nadiatulhuda Zulkifli

Dr./Senior Lecturer

Department of Communication Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Khin Than Mya

Head/ Associate Professor/Ph.D.

Embedded System Lab, University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar

Eiji Kawai

Head

Research on Testbed R&D Promotion, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Japan