Low consumption IoT device for precision agriculture

Digital technologies are present in agriculture, enabling so-called precision agriculture. However, the main drawback is the lack of a wide, dense network of distributed measurements. The aim of the project is to enable the development of proof-of-concept low-budget prototypes of IoT systems for agricultural applications and the development of decision-making models through the analysis of measured data.

The methods included a comparison of new low-power networks, LoRaWAN different NB-IoT protocols, and their impact on electricity consumption to exploit their full potential in cases of interest for use. Investigation of different electronic circuit topologies for powering part of the assembly was also performed, alongside the exploration of different power options and implementation of generic low-power IoT sensors optimized for use cases with different power consumption and data transfer speeds.