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Cenedese, Angelo and Schenato, Luca and Vitturi, Stefano (2008) Wireless Sensor/Actor Networks for Real–Time Climate Control and Monitoring of Greenhouses. [Technical Report] (In pubblicazione)

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Climate control and monitoring of greenhouses is an important application which has some peculiar features.
From a practical point of view, in order to achieve effective cultivation plans, the best environmental conditions
inside a greenhouse have to be ensured. This requires that some speci?c variables, such as temperature, humidity
and luminosity are controlled in order to follow desired pro?les. The recent advances wireless sensor/actor networks
(WSANs) offer an interesting opportunity in this area of application. In this paper we actually propose the use
of (WSANs) for real-time monitoring and control of greenhouses. We start by reviewing the application features,
particularly in terms of real-time performance. Then, we evidence the peculiar characteristics necessary for WSANs
to satisfy the requirements for climate monitoring control. In the second part of the paper, we describe a case study
based on 20:1 scaled down version of greenhouse including a complete and functioning real-time monitoring and
control system employing a small multi-hop WSAN, which succeeded in controlling temperature, humidity and
luminosity. Finally, we summarize our results and propose future research avenues.

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EPrint type:Technical Report
Anno di Pubblicazione:13 May 2008
Key Words:sensor network, control, wireless, experiments, climate control
Settori scientifico-disciplinari MIUR:Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-INF/04 Automatica
Struttura di riferimento:Dipartimenti > Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Codice ID:1045
Depositato il:13 May 2008
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