Factors Influencing the Use of Wireless Sensor Networks in the Irrigation Field

2021 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Battle control, natural disasters discovery, water monitoring, smart homes, agricultural applications, health care, weather forecasts, smart buildings, intrusion detection, medical devices, and more are the application areas of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). WSNs can help bring about revolutionary changes in important areas of our world. As a result, this technology has become a particularly interesting technology, which can be used to meet the specific requirements of a particular
more » ... because of its distinctive characteristics. In this context, WSNs are a promising approach in the agricultural sector and irrigation in particular for overcoming the world's major problems (e.g., the global water crisis). When implementing WSN in the irrigation field, many factors, like limited sensor node resources, limited sensor node power, costs, hardware constraints, and type of deployment environment, must be taken into account in order to improve WSN performance and achieve the desired results. In this paper, we will study and analyze the main factors that affect WSNs in the irrigation field. We will also provide a set of measures and solutions that need to be taken to overcome the challenges of deploying a WSN in irrigation. In this regard, we will also highlight several factors for improvement to achieve an efficient and consistent irrigation system using WSN. Keywords-Cost; energy consumption and management; irrigation; smart irrigation; wireless sensor network; WSN deployment 708 | P a g e www.ijacsa.thesai.org
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2021.0120382 fatcat:stgljlefkbb5bcwet6vq554vju