Monitoring Of Pest Insect Traps Using Image Sensors & Dspic

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Volume-4 Issue-9                      
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : C.Thulasi Priya , K.Praveen , A.Srividya


C.Thulasi Priya , K.Praveen , A.Srividya. "Monitoring Of Pest Insect Traps Using Image Sensors & Dspic". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(9):4088-4093 Sep 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group.


This paper describes the monitoring of pest insect population by using wireless sensor network in field. Monitoring pest insect population is very big issue in crop protection. At farm level it is continuously check by a human operator for adhesive traps, disseminated through the field, where insects remain stuck when attracted. This is a labor - and time - taking activity, and it would be of great advanta ge for farmers to have an affordable system doing this task automatically. This paper illustrates a system based on a distributed imaging device operated through a wireless sensor network that is able to automatically acquire and transmit images of the tra pping area to a remote host station. The station evaluates the insect density evolution at different farm sites and produces an alarm when insect density goes over threshold. The network architecture consists of a master node hosted in a PC and a set of cl ient nodes, spread in the fields that act as monitoring stations. The master node coordinates the network and retrieves from the client nodes the captured images. The nodes can communicate with each other by using Zigbee Transcivers. The information regard ing pest can be send to the former via call/message.


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crop pest control, image processing, wireless sensor networks, zigbee