The paper written by Mr. Takashi Furuta (Mikiko Sode Laboratory, graduated in March 2016), Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Nonoichi City, Ishikawa Prefecture) is the world's largest academic society in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, "IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers". Adopted at the International Conference of.This paper summarizes the results of one year's activities of the student's extracurricular activity project "Project One! ~ Agricultural Innovation ~" (*), entitled "Agricultural support system equipped with short-range wireless communication system" for paddy fields. I am writing about the results of developing an agricultural support system in Japan and conducting a trial operation in a paddy field of a local agricultural corporation. It will be announced at "IEEE TIAR 3" to be held in India from July 1th to 2016th, 7.
The mainstream method of paddy field management in Japan is to visually grasp the growth of rice and rely on experience and intuition, and management based on scientific analysis is rarely performed.Equipment for monitoring rice leaf color and height is commercially available, but the introduction cost such as installing a power supply to use them is high, and it is not possible to take and send images of paddy fields that are essential for management, 3G The running cost of data communication using a line has been an issue.
Therefore, this time, the students envisioned a system that can acquire data using ICT technology and grasp the growth status of rice and the status of paddy fields.We have developed an agricultural support system specializing in paddy field monitoring using a network that uses a mobile battery, camera, and short-range wireless communication "ZigBee."A device that grasps the water level of paddy fields and the growth of rice can send data wirelessly and centrally grasp the information. Using general commercially available parts, a low-cost wireless communication method can be used. By adopting it, we succeeded in significantly reducing the cost of development and operation.
With this system, it will be possible to centrally manage the measurement of water level, rice height, etc. that people have been going to the paddy field, and by combining it with other equipment, it is possible to automate paddy field management such as automatic water level adjustment. The sex has come out.In the future, we plan to develop to further reduce the unit price of equipment development and operation, and it is expected that it will lead to mass production and commercialization of inexpensive monitoring equipment for paddy fields in the future.
*: Efforts to experience problem-solving processes by fusing multiple fields such as agriculture and information engineering for problems occurring at agricultural sites, and to have a practical learning experience through regional and industry-academia collaboration.We are working in collaboration with a local agricultural corporation.Through the construction of sensor network systems and data mining systems, and AI (aggregate informatics) systems, we will gain a place to learn more practical agricultural ICT, and efficiently manage and analyze field weather data and agricultural work data to provide agricultural information. The goal is to contribute to strengthening the industrial competitiveness of local agriculture by creating.