Wireless Soil Moisture Sensing Won Best Poster Award at SenSys ‘19 N2Women Workshop

Our poster, “Wireless Soil Moisture Sensing”, won an award for best poster at the SenSys ‘19 N2Women Workshop.

Abstract: Data-driven farming, also known as “precision agriculture”, describes a farming technique that uses extensive measurement of crop data to make informed decisions about watering, fertilization and more. Despite decades of work, it is still not widely implemented on working farms for three key reasons: the high cost of sensors, the difficulty of deploying maintaining these sensors, and the lack of high speed internet access in rural areas. We seek to address the first two obstacles by designing a low-cost and easy-to-use wireless soil moisture sensor system that uses a RFID-like tags paired with a commodity ultra-wideband RF transceiver.