DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EMBEDDED IRRIGATION ROBOTIC SYSTEM

The main objective of this project is to devise a simple low-cost microcontroller-based Embedded Irrigation Robotic System by the integration of different system designs which include;

A soil moisture monitoring system which monitors the moisture content of the soil in the various parts of the field and feeds the measured data to a microcontroller unit which in turn displays the received data on a Liquid Crystal Display to determine when to irrigate or spray and when not to. A line follower robotic system (a driverless vehicle) follows a path designed in the field i.e. a white line on a black surface integrated with a spraying and irrigating mechanism for carrying out agricultural spraying and irrigation. 

A solar tracking system that tracks the sun’s position of maximum light intensity i.e. both North-South and East-West tracking to be used as the power supply for the line follower robotic system.  A refilling system with obstacle detection feature to be used for refilling water, chemical or fertilizer spray in the spraying and irrigating tank integrated with the line follower robotic system.

This embedded system can prove to be useful for farms and plantations who wish to monitor the soil moisture content of their field, and automate spraying and irrigation purposes at low costs and higher efficiency.

 

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EMBEDDED IRRIGATION ROBOTIC SYSTEM

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