Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

The objective of this project was to design and implement a modular control system for use in controlled environment agriculture. The system is comprised of a TI Cortex A-8 based master node which communicates with PIC18 based sensor and control nodes using the CAN bus standard over standard Ethernet cable. The network cable carries both serial communications and 24V power for nodes on the network for ease of installation and expandability. The system can be monitored and controlled via a dynamic web page. A proof of concept was built which accurately monitors CO2 concentration, relative humidity, and temperature and controls standard outlets.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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