A remote-monitoring system for poultry production management using a 3g-based network

L. Yu, G. Teng, B. Li, Y. Zhang, F. Lao, Y. Xing

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Abstract

This article describes a remote-monitoring system for poultry production management. This system had three essential components: an on-site data acquisition program, 3G wireless networks, and remote communication software. All data were collected and transmitted via the wireless connection from a remote site. Environmental parameters including ambient temperature, relative humidity, light intensity and CO2 concentration of a compartment housing for a small-group (n=15) of laying hens were measured in a 24 h period with an interval of 10 min. Comparisons were made between the experimental group (data acquired by the system) and the control group (data recorded by the standard measuring instruments). During the collection of environmental parameters, the relative errors were less than 5%. Compared to the wired LANs, the average speeds of this 3G-based network reached 1267 kbps while the real-time communication and data transmission requires a minimum rate of 512 kbps for video, images, and text data. With over 95% accuracy for data acquisition and more than twice of the required speeds for data transmission, the remotemonitoring system based on 3G wireless networks could be an alternative tool for environmental management of poultry farms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-601
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3G network
  • Poultry management
  • Remote monitoring
  • System evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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