Development of Raspberry Pi 4 B and 3 B Micro-Kubernetes Cluster and IoT System for Mosquito Research Applications+

Zhihao Pan, Byul Hur, Kevin Myles, Zach Adelman
2022 Computation  
Detecting infected female mosquitoes can be vital when they transmit harmful diseases such as dengue, malaria, and others. Infected mosquitoes can lay hundreds of eggs in breeding locations, and newborns can transmit diseases to more victims. Hence, gathering and monitoring climate data and environmental conditions for mosquito research can be valuable in preventing mosquitoes from spreading diseases. To obtain microclimate data, users such as mosquito researchers may need weather stations in
more » ... rious locations and an inexpensive, effective IoT system for monitoring multiple specific locations. We can achieve this in each location by sending microclimate data from wireless sensor end-node devices to a nearby middle-node aggregator. Each location's aggregator can send the data to a cluster, such as a customized Raspberry Pi-based cluster with Micro-Kubernetes as its distributed operating system. The applications, such as the database and web server, can be wrapped up by docker containers and deployed as containerized applications on the cluster. This cluster can store the data, available to be accessed via Android and web applications. The results of this work show that the measurement data of the specific locations are more accurate than those from nearby third-party weather stations. This proposed IoT cluster system in this paper can be used to provide accurate microclimate data for the selected locations.
doi:10.3390/computation10120221 fatcat:7lccbhftjzhm3gcnemzqy2yfxe