Use Case: Help farmers determine where and how much pesticide to use in a field based on the type of pests captured within wireless traps.
Pest attacks result in several serious diseases in plants that affect the plant’s growth. Disease prediction provides early warning to farmers, enabling them to make appropriate decisions to control the disease on time.
Device(s)Wireless Z-Traps are devices used to catch pests around the plants using pheromone lure. Pest count information is wirelessly passed along from up to 1 km away using a base station to the online cloud service. This information is used to study and determine where and how much pesticides will be required.
Imagery sensors capture imagery data to identify the diseases in plants
- RGB sensors - have three colour channels, i.e., red, green and blue, which can be used to perceive the biometric effect in the plants
- fluorescence Imagery sensors - used to distinguish the photosynthetic activities in the plants
- spectral sensors - capture images containing the spatial information of objects in multiple wavebands, used to analyse crops’ health and pest attack
- thermal sensors - used to measure the water status in the plant by measuring the temperature
Weather condition monitoring sensors, i.e., temperature, dew, humidity and wind speed, are used to monitor weather parameters to find a correlation between pest growth with weather
Shafi U, Mumtaz R, García-Nieto J, Hassan SA, Zaidi SAR, Iqbal N. Precision Agriculture Techniques and Practices: From Considerations to Applications. Sensors (Basel). 2019;19(17):3796. Published 2019 Sep 2. doi:10.3390/s19173796
E2E Latency: Best effort Jitter: Not Sensitive Data Rate: Very Low: <100kbps Availability: Best Effort Criticality: Non critical Communication Direction: One-way Common Communication Mode: Unicast Data Reporting Mode: Hybrid DrivenNotes: Hybrid-Based Mobility (type/speed): Fixed Service Continuity: Not Required Device Autonomy (Power Constrained): Yes Connectivity Type: LAN - WiFi; WAN - Cellular, LPWA, Satellite Priority Services (NS/EP): No (it would not) Guaranteed Service: Non-GBR Security: Medium Lifespan: Short: 2-4 years Device Density: Low (<1000) Location Based Services: Fixed (no LBS needed) Slice Type Slice Type: mMTC