Management of mobile data in a crop field

Richard Kwadzo Lomotey, Ralph Deters

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Abstract

The diversity of the mobile landscape is shaping the business outlook of several enterprises including the agricultural sector. Today, there are several opportunities that can be harnessed in terms of productivity, mechanization, revenue, and so on when mobile technology is combined with agriculture technology. Especially, with mobile apps, agriculturists such as crop farmers can have access to timely information that can aid them in making decisions on pesticide information control. The problem however is that, mobile devices communicate over wireless mediums that can be unreliable. This situation causes the back-end to be unreachable from the mobile, and subsequently denial of service when the farmers want to access information at the crop field. This work proposes a reliable distributed mobile architecture that enables crop farmers to access timely information. Firstly, we designed a three layered architecture that comprises a middleware to enable the farmers to access the data when they have access to Wi-Fi or 3.5/4G. Secondly, the mobile node is designed to hoard the data in a NoSQL database to prevent frequent requests being sent to the back-end and to ensure offline accessibility. Finally, when the farmers are offline, they are facilitated to communicate with their friends through Bluetooth in order to synchronize the most up to date information. Preliminary tests show that the proposed system is reliable in terms of the management of the mobile data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages100-107
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950607
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 2014
Event2014 3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2014 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2014Jul 2 2014

Other

Other2014 3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period6/27/147/2/14

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Crops
farmer
management
Wi-Fi
Mechanization
Bluetooth
Pesticides
Middleware
Application programs
Mobile devices
Agriculture
Industry
Productivity
Decision making
mechanization
agricultural sector
revenue
productivity
agriculture
decision making

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Lomotey, R. K., & Deters, R. (2014). Management of mobile data in a crop field. In Proceedings - 2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2014 (pp. 100-107). [6924300] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MobServ.2014.23
Lomotey, Richard Kwadzo ; Deters, Ralph. / Management of mobile data in a crop field. Proceedings - 2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 100-107
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