Internet of Things based Sensor System for Vertical Farming and Controlled Environment Agriculture

Rahmat Ullah*, Ikram Asghar, Mark G. Griffiths, Craig Stacey, William Stiles, Colin Whitelaw

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Abstract

The use of internet of things (IoT) technology in vertical farming has the potential to greatly benefit the industry by providing a more efficient and sustainable way to grow plants. IoT-based systems in vertical farming can monitor and control various environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, and light levels, to optimise growing conditions and increase productivity. These systems can also automate certain aspects of the growing process, such as irrigation and nutrient delivery, saving time and labour costs. Additionally, IoT technology in vertical farming can provide real-time data and analytics, allowing growers to make data-driven decisions and improve the overall efficiency of their operations. This paper presents a working prototype of a sensor system for vertical farming that could easily be integrated with any vertical farming system. The sensor design was based on a thorough study of existing vertical farming systems, considering factors such as cost, power consumption, and suitability for indoor use. The sensors store and display system parameters and send data to a cloud-based server for remote access. The functionality has been confirmed through testing and evaluation of individual components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 6th Conference on Cloud and Internet of Things, CIoT 2023
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages136-140
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798350396690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event6th Conference on Cloud and Internet of Things, CIoT 2023 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 Mar 202322 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 6th Conference on Cloud and Internet of Things, CIoT 2023

Conference

Conference6th Conference on Cloud and Internet of Things, CIoT 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period20 Mar 202322 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Vertical farming

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