Prof. Lucia Lo Bello, PhD

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica (DIEEI) - Università degli Studi di Catania

A three-tiered architecture based on IEEE 802.15.4 and Ethernet for precision farming applications

Publication type:  Conference Proceeding

Authors: G. Patti, S. Denaro, G. Alderisi, L. Lo Bello

Conference: IEEE 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013)

Date: Nov. 2013

Abstract:
This paper proposes a three-tiered network architecture to support precision farming applications over large cultivated fields. The hybrid network combines IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks, operating in a multichannel mode, with Switched Ethernet. The network design has to fulfill several objectives, such as, achieving a tradeoff between energy saving for battery-operated devices and timeliness of precision farming applications over large areas, while providing scalability, robustness and cost efficiency. The work presented in the paper is based on real-world specifications provided by end users, i.e. qualified farmers, during a comprehensive investigation and requirement analysis phase. The paper first discusses the constraints that drive the network design and then presents the three-tiered architecture. Finally, the performance of the network, obtained through OMNeT++ simulations, are discussed.

DOI:10.1109/IECON.2013.6699851

URL:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6699851

Status: published

Cite as:
 G. Patti, S. Denaro, G. Alderisi, L. Lo Bello, "A three-tiered architecture based on IEEE 802.15.4 and Ethernet for precision farming applications", IEEE 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013), Nov. 2013

Copyright © 2021, Prof. Lucia Lo Bello, PhD