Agricultural Sensor: MEMS for smart farming
We study a novel MEMS agricultural sensor, which can measure
biological information of plant branches, for IoT platform in smart farming
including plant factories. The sensor can make a non-destructive and in-situ measurement
of water and nutrient flows through vascular bundles
including vessels and sieve tubes in plants.
Fig. Measured water flow rates through vascular bundles: (a)Convetional method, (b)THIS WORK
Fig. (left)Measured water flow rate in lettuce during a day
Fig. (right)Proposed view of a sensor for measurement of water flow rate through vessels and sieve tubes in plants.