Survey of LoRa Technology in Agriculture IoT
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
Wireless signals have proved to be vital part in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). Various smart applications can be developed using wireless sensors and equipment for making the systems remotely accessible. Mobile signals, data transmission application and specific wireless protocol are playing important role in IoT applications. Wireless technology helps us for Smart home automation, Industrial Automation, Automobile automation, Smart Agriculture etc. In smart agriculture systems,
... field sensors such as soil sensor, moisture sensor, sprinkler system, temperature sensors etc are implanted throughout large field area. In such cases the wireless sensors and data transmission plays vital role in saving time and energy, monitoring the large area without physical contact. Various processors can be used to detect, analyse and process this sensor data. However, it is necessity of the time to get reliable, low cost and effective communication network. In remote or rural areas, for effective communication proper wireless protocol is basic requirement. At present Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID, Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN and many more application specific wireless protocol are available in the market. The survey of latest wireless communication technology that can be used with IoT i.e. Features of LoRa technology and comparative study of similar wireless technology has been proposed in this paper.