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Datamule for Agricultural Applications

Prabhakar, TV and Jamadagni, HS and Sudhangathan, BS (2013) Datamule for Agricultural Applications. In: Texas Instruments India Educators' Conference (TIIEC), 4-6 April 2013 , Bangalore, INDIA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIIEC.2013.72


We describe the construction of a data mule platform running a set of services useful for small and marginal farmers. Firstly, farmers are provided information about their standing crop by instrumenting their farm lands with soil moisture sensors and measuring the associated water stress. The platform is also equipped with market prices, seed availability, latest farming practices, of pest and disease attacks, rainfall etc. Thus, the idea is to improve the livelihood of these farmers by useful information and creating an advice system so as to reap maximum benefits in terms of yield/harvest. The data mule acquires data from several sources such as: (a) soil moisture probes installed in an individual's farmland, (b) Retrieving market price and other information from official websites etc. The mule delivers the information to the farmers' mobile phones via Wi-Fi, free of cost. The data mule is powered to work by harvesting energy from bicycle dynamo and solar panel. A mobile application is developed for Android and for Symbian phones as well. The phones support local audio language for ease of use.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2016 09:51
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 09:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/54575

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