Development of an IoT based (LoRaWAN) Tractor Tracking System


Civelek Ç.

Tarim Bilimleri Dergisi-Journal Of Agricultural Sciences, vol.28, pp.1-17, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Title of Journal : Tarim Bilimleri Dergisi-Journal Of Agricultural Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-17

Abstract

Precision agriculture (PA) has become more important than ever before due to lack of supply enough food for everyone and agricultural area is continuing to get narrower. However, PA covers wide range of technologies like sensors, microcontroller-based devices, machine to machine communication technologies, global positioning systems and etc.; in developing countries farmers have difficulties to use one of these technologies in their farms because of high investment prices. Internet of things (IoT) technology is a new era that agricultural production will be the one area mostly affected by. One of the new communication technologies for IoT is LoRaWAN and it enables almost anything on the planet to be connected to internet to deliver high amount of data with no expense. In this research a new IoT based tractor tracking system consisting including a LoRaWAN module and a web-based software was developed, and test results were investigated. As a result, it was found that the developed system could be integrated into any tractor and has a potential to make data based agricultural production in countries which lacks in the use of precision agricultural techniques.