Beia Consult is happy to present a new project: SmartAgro (Telemetry System for Intelligent Agriculture)
Today, more than ever, agriculture has to face difficult challenges. Being a traditional productive activity, it has gone through many technological transformations in order to increase productivity and quality. Agriculture needs to reconsider its role and adapt to a changing world. Agricultural plants are extremely sensitive to climate changes as higher temperatures and variation of precipitations increase the chance of disease occurrence, leading to crop damage and even irreversible destruction of plants. Current advances in Internet of things (IoT) and Cloud Computing have led to the development of new applications based on highly innovative and scalable service platforms, including viticulture. The IoT solutions have great potential in assuring the quality and safety of agricultural products.
As a general objective, the project proposes the development of a precision farming platform using M2M / IoT radio-telemetry systems and a Cloud platform for processing collected data. Based on this, modelling and management applications can be developed by telemonitoring the risks of plant disease and managing irrigation in agriculture.
The purpose of the project is to implement and test a platform that allows decision making and the initiation of real-time actions through radio-telemetry systems. The project will develop a telemetry system with self-diagnosis and self-configuration functions for intelligent agriculture, based on renewable energy sources for powering the system. The proposal seeks to use advanced technology for IoT / M2M communications, especially where no GSM coverage is available, as well as increasing energy efficiency by using low-power sensors powered by a small solar panel. The telemetry system is well suited to intelligent farming activities. Precision agriculture contributes substantially to increasing crop yield by reducing resource losses such as water, fertilizers or pesticides by directing them to the crops most in need.
Activity 1.1 – Critical analysis of the impact of weather conditions and pollutants on crop health ( Ended – August 2018)
Activity 1.2 – Definition of use cases ( Ended – March 2019)
Activity 2.2 – Design of hardware and software components, interfaces and connectors (Will end – December 2019)
Activity 2.3 – Dissemination of enterprise results (Will end – December 2019)
Activity 3.2 – Integrate system components (Will end – June 2020)
Activity 3.3 – Testing, experimenting and validating the system with integrated hardware and software components (Will end – July 2020)
Project Website: https://smartagro.beia-consult.ro/