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JAIT 2022 Vol.13(4): 320-325
doi: 10.12720/jait.13.4.320-325

A Low-Cost Distributed Network for Crop Growth Optimisation in Plant Factories

Antoine Bossard
Graduate School of Science, Kanagawa University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan

Abstract—Crops, such as for rice, are first grown in plant factories before being planted and cultivated in a field. Efficient operation of such plant factories is thus key to a successful harvest, and several theoretical models and systems have been proposed in the literature to optimise the management and production capacities of these agricultural facilities. To this end, we describe in this paper the main idea of a low-cost monitoring solution for a plant factory, based on a network of sensing devices. Compared to previous works, our proposal keeps the system costs at a minimum and achieves a higher fault tolerance by relying on a distributed network. In other words, we present in this paper the main idea of a cost-minimal fault-tolerant monitoring solution.
Index Terms—agritech, smart agriculture, plant factory, microcontroller, sensor, network, distributed, interconnection

Cite: Antoine Bossard, "A Low-Cost Distributed Network for Crop Growth Optimisation in Plant Factories," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 320-325, August 2022.

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