Internet of underground things: Sensing and communications on the field for precision agriculture

Mehmet C. Vuran, Abdul Salam, Rigoberto Wong, Suat Irmak

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Abstract

The projected increases in World population and need for food have recently motivated adoption of information technology solutions in crop fields within precision agriculture approaches. Internet of underground things (IOUT), which consists of sensors and communication devices, partly or completely buried underground for real-time soil sensing and monitoring, emerge from this need. This new paradigm facilitates seamless integration of underground sensors, machinery, and irrigation systems with the complex social network of growers, agronomists, crop consultants, and advisors. In this paper, state-of-the-art communication architectures are reviewed, and underlying sensing technology and communication mechanisms for IOUT are presented. Recent advances in the theory and applications of wireless underground communication are also reported. Major challenges in IOUT design and implementation are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages586-591
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467399449
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2018
Event4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Feb 5 2018Feb 8 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period2/5/182/8/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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