Wireless and Weatherproof Pond/Water Parameters Measurement System for Freshwater Aquaculture


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Vaddadi, SK and Sharma, AP and Kumar, P and Sadistap, SS (2012) Wireless and Weatherproof Pond/Water Parameters Measurement System for Freshwater Aquaculture. In: 6th International Conference on Intelligent Systems & Control , January 6 - 7, 2012, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. (Submitted)

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This paper describes the development of “Wireless and Weatherproof Pond Parameters Measurement Systems”. Fisheries industry has great economical value as they are a source for employment and revenue generation for the human. India is a rich country in terms of coastal area, rivers, water bodies etc., so there is a huge potential for fish production. In order to have a good production of fish, we need to maintain good water quality of ponds/lakes where the cultivation of fish takes place. This reflects the need for water/pond parameters measurement systems. Also the ponds are located in coastal regions/rain affected regions, which are prone to severe rains/intermittent rains throughout the year, so these pond parameters measurement systems should be rugged and water proof. Present rugged and weather proof systems available in the market are costly and require manual intervention during the measurement. They can measure the water quality up to certain distance only, due to limitation with length of the probe. Usually a skilled personal gather the water sample and test in laboratory offline or directly by latest water measurement handy instrument, but these methods are time consuming and tedious . The paper present a battery operated wireless and weather proof pond parameters measurement system. The wireless connectivity helps in gathering the data without interrupting the system, once it is installed on site. The system is developed using Orion-5 Star meter and Zigbee wireless module. The measured water parameters are dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, Conductivity, Temperature, Pressure. The developed system is cost effective, compact and portable. The system weights less than 1.5 kg, so it can be installed on any floating structure in lager ponds. The system is enclosed in water proof box of size 380x280x130 mm. The advantage of this type of system, we can measure the water quality parameters wirelessly of the pond located anywhere 500 meters sq. meters area (restriction of depth only- up to 4 meters).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Parameters Measurement, Weatherproof, Zigbee, Aqua Culture
Subjects: ?? TK ??
Electronic Systems > Agrielctronics
Divisions: Electronic Systems
Depositing User: Mr. Rohit Singh
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 10:17
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 10:17
URI: http://ceeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/147

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