Internetless low-cost sensing system for real-time livestock monitoring

Patrick, B., Johnson, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-1702-0943 and Kanjo, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-1720-0661, 2024. Internetless low-cost sensing system for real-time livestock monitoring. IEEE Sensors Letters, 8 (6): 7500504. ISSN 2475-1472

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Smart farming is a progressive domain marked by extensive research and solutions. The predominant approach involves the use of low-power wide area networks (LPWANs) for communication, with subsequent data transfer to a cloud server once Internet connectivity is established. In this letter, we present the design and development of a novel smart farming sensor system that combines heterogeneous short-mid range communication technologies with low-cost edge devices, sensors, and a multihopping algorithm to transmit real-time animal alert data without Internet connectivity or a cloud server. The system consists of smart collar devices for livestock, fixed gateway(s) for storage, and a mobile unit to exchange data with a farmer's mobile phone. Our testing in a controlled real-world environment demonstrated the viability of such a network with over 90% real-time alerts that trigger a notification on a mobile phone in several unique test cases.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: IEEE Sensors Letters
Creators: Patrick, B., Johnson, T. and Kanjo, E.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Date: June 2024
Volume: 8
Number: 6
ISSN: 2475-1472
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Date Added: 24 May 2024 08:14
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 08:14

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