Sensor Based Automated Shading of Green House
摘要：Appropriate environmental conditions are necessary for optimum plant growth and improved crop yields. In the conventional cultivation system,the farmer has to keep a watch on proper light intensity,which is different for different crops. Here in this synopsis we try and present a new approach towards farming and cultivation. Some crops grow better in lower light intensity and therefore those are required to be cultivated in the presence of shade. The approach here undertaken takes care of the different conditions of light intensity that influence better crop yield by using light sensor. This approach will free the farmer（human resource） from keeping a vigil on cultivation and also could lead to much higher yield of productivity. We have made a motor to function as an actuator driven by a logic circuit and Arduino microcontroller. The response from a lux meter is fed to the microcontroller and compared against a pre fed data base and an algorithm is run. Whenever it finds the intensity has gone up beyond a certain upper limit,a shade is pulled over the crop under study. This way we can prevent the crops from getting over exposed to light. The procedure has worked out keeping with the expectation. The project work will bring in agricultural automation bringing down human effort and also enhancing better yield.
International Conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies （ICIET’2014, Thailand）