AgriSENSact - A New Generation of Wireless Sensors for Integrated Precise Agriculture

Custo Total
Custo Total 1.323.232 €
Contribuição UE
Contribuição UE 1.012.701 €
Data de Início Projecto
Data de Início Projecto 01/02/2014
Coordenador Científico
Coordenador Científico Rui Curado (r.curado@cadflow.pt) - GRANDESIGN - Design na Indústria, LDA
Duração
Duração 24 meses
Abstract
Abstract
The ever growing demand for more agricultural products forced farmers to  adopt  resource-intensive  and  unsustainable  practices  which  increased economic and environmental costs. Precision agriculture (PA), one of the most  significant  advances  in  agriculture  since  the  advent of mechanization, allows taking into account the spatial and temporal needs of soil and crop to maximize production and profitability while minimizing risk. Wireless sensors networks (WSNs) have recently emerged as one of the key technologies to implement precision agriculture and have already been applied to precision irrigation, the application of water to a given site in a volume and at a time needed for optimum crop production. However, up  to  now,  the  lack  of adequate  sensors  for  detecting  the  levels  of  soil fertilizers  prevented  the  implementation of  WSNs  for  site  specific fertilization, the application of the right amount of fertilizers at the right time in the right place.  
AgriSENSact  aims  to  develop  an  integrated  PA  system  that  will  allow precise  management of  the  crops  by  integrating  several  of  the  main practices of PA. The proposed system is based on the AgriProbe concept, a modular device including specific modules for sensors, energy supply and communications  that  can  be  tailored  for  each  specific  agricultural application.
Resultados do Projecto
Resultados do Projecto
Expected results are: 
-  new processes both for soil nitrogen sensing and energy harvesting; 
-  new  product  concepts  including  modular  sensor  probes  and  contact-connection systems. 
These results will allow the consortium SMEs to gain a competitive edge in their respective markets and to expand/consolidate their core businesses.
Parceiros
Parceiros
ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere S.A. - Portugal 
Envix Sro - República Checa
Waydip Energia e Ambiente LDA - Portugal 
Bodega Matarromera SL - Espanha 
Instituto Pedro Nunes, Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento em Ciência e Tecnologia - Portugal 
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan - Suécia