Embedded Based Low Cost Automatic Irrigation System

Authors(3) :-A. Daniel, J. Naveena, M. Jayasri

The project is designed to develop an automatic irrigation system which switches the pump motor ON/OFF on sensing the moisture content of the soil. In the field of agriculture, use of proper method of irrigation is important. The advantage of using this method is to reduce human intervention and still ensure proper irrigation. The project uses an 8051 series microcontroller which is programmed to receive the input signal of varying moisture condition of the soil through the sensing arrangement. This is achieved by using an op-amp as comparator which acts as interface between the sensing arrangement and the microcontroller. Once the controller receives this signal, it generates an output that drives a relay for operating the water pump. An LCD display is also interfaced to the microcontroller to display status of the soil and water pump. The sensing arrangement is made by using two stiff metallic rods inserted into the field at a distance. Connections from the metallic rods are interfaced to the control unit.

Authors and Affiliations

A. Daniel
Electronics and Communication System, Department of Electronics Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
J. Naveena
Electronics and Communication System, Department of Electronics Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
M. Jayasri
Electronics and Communication System, Department of Electronics Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Agriculture System, Sensing Arrangement, Microcontroller.

  1. K.Prathyusha, M. Chaitanya Suman, "Design of Embedded System for the Automation of DripIrrigation". IJAIEM (2319-4847), vol 1, Issue 2, October 2012.
  2. "Microcontroller based drip irrigation, technical paper on Drip Irrigation". www.engineers .com April 30, 2010
  3. Evett, Steven R., et al. "Canopy temperature based automatic irrigation control." Proc. Intl. Conf. Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Scheduling.1996
  4. Arun, C., and K. Lakshmi Sudha. "Agricultural Management using Wireless Sensor Networks-A Survey." 2nd International Conference on Environment Science and Biotechnology (IPCBEE), Singapore. 2012.
  5. Luthra, S. K., et al. "Design and development of an auto irrigation system." Agricultural Water Management 33.2 (1997): 169-181.
  6. Boutraa, Tahar, et al. "Evaluation of the effectiveness of an automated irrigation system using wheat crops." Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America 2.1 (2011): 80-88.
  7. Gluck, Israel, Anatoly Friedman, and Naftali Feniger. "Soil moisture sensor" U.S. Patent No. 5,424,649. 13 Jun. 1995.
  8. RUBEN M J KADIGI.; GIRMAY TESFAY.; ALFRED BIZOZA.; GENET ZINABOU.,(2000)." Irrigation and water use efficiency".
  9. M. A MAZIDI & J G MAZIDI, The 8051 micro controller and embedded systems, Pearson education Asia, (2002).
  10. NOGUEIRA, L.C.; DUKES, M.D.; HAMAN, D.Z.; SCHOLBERG, J.M.; CORNEJO, C. Data acquisition and irrigation controller based on CR10X data logger and TDR sensor. Proceedings Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida (2003), pp.38-46.
  11. RAJAKUMAR, D.; RAMAH, K.; RATHIKA, S.; THIYAGARAJAN, G. (2005): Automation in Micro-Irrigation. New Delhi: Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Information Service.

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 9 | July-August 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-07-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 273-275
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET184935
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

A. Daniel, J. Naveena, M. Jayasri , " Embedded Based Low Cost Automatic Irrigation System, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 9, pp.273-275, July-August-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET184935

Article Preview

Follow Us

Contact Us