Implementation of an Arduino Based Smart Drip Irrigation System
An Arduino based smart irrigation control system has been implemented to facilitate the automatic supply of adequate water from a reservoir to domestic crops at all seasons for effective production. The method employed is to continuously monitor the soil moisture level to determine when water is needed in the soil. A pumping mechanism is used to deliver the needed amount of water to the soil through pipes with vent holes. The work was grouped into power supply unit, sensing unit, control unit and pumping unit. A regulated 12 volts power supply unit was built to power the entire system and soil moisture sensor was used to model the electrical resistance of the soil. The control circuit was implemented using Arduino UNO and the pumping unit consists of a submersible low noise micro water pump using a 12 V small dc operated motor. The System was tested and the results obtained showed that this system was able to achieve total removal of human control from irrigation of domestic crops and also optimize the use of water in the process.
by Yomi Debo-Saiye | Henry. S. Okeke | Peter. O. Mbamaluikem “Implementation of an Arduino-Based Smart Drip Irrigation System”
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-1 , December 2020,
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