Teknillinen tiedekunta, 2014
Professor Mohammed Salem Elmusrati
Master's Degree Programme in Telecommunication Engineering
Since the last quarter of the 20th century, technological advancement in the industry has grown exponentially, likewise the agricultural sector. The extent is as far as the use of drones and automated robots on farms. Today wireless automation has become very popular in homes and industries alike since they are considered more efficient, safe and financially viable. Microcontroller applications in the area of wireless automation is very advanced considering the cheap cost compared to PLCs and the general cheap cost of electronic components has driven more funds into researching and further industrializing microcontroller technology.
The aim of this Master's Thesis "Design and Implementation of Wireless Modules for Farm Monitoring" was to plan, design, construct and implement wireless modules to be used to automate, control and monitor a farm. The modules consists of two nodes, each equipped with RF modules to enable communication between the nodes wirelessly. One of the nodes is also connected to a computer (the raspberry pi), enabling access to the modules remotely via internet. This Master's Thesis describes the software and hardware tasks necessary for the total operation of the modules such as the control of IOs, communication between the wireless nodes and the control of the nodes via internet. Range measurement results and throughput measurements were also discussed.
IEEE 802.15.4, Wireless Node, Radio Frequency, Wireless Automation