Farmbeats: An IoT platform for data-driven agriculture

Deepak Vasisht, Zerina Kapetanovic, Jong ho Won, Xinxin Jin, Ranveer Chandra, Ashish Kapoor, Sudipta N. Sinha, Madhusudhan Sudarshan, Sean Stratman

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Abstract

Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. In this paper, we present FarmBeats, an end-to-end IoT platform for agriculture that enables seamless data collection from various sensors, cameras and drones. FarmBeats’s system design that explicitly accounts for weather-related power and Internet outages has enabled six month long deployments in two US farms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, NSDI 2017
PublisherUSENIX Association
Pages515-529
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781931971379
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, NSDI 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2017Mar 29 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, NSDI 2017

Conference

Conference14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, NSDI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period3/27/173/29/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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