EVALUATION OF A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK APPLIED TO PRECISION AGRICULTURE UNDER ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ResumoWireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) need to be efficient in communication and power management. In order to achieve these requirements, there are technical obstacles to be overcome, highlighting those that enable mobility and portability combined with a lower power consumption, low latency and, in particular, the reliability of the data gathered by sensor nodes. Based on these principles, this paper presents the evaluation of a WSN applied to the measurement of soil moisture in irrigated crop area. The focus of this study is to present and discuss the factors that affect network stability and quality of data measurements under adverse weather conditions.