MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 175, 20182018 International Forum on Construction, Aviation and Environmental Engineering-Internet of Things (IFCAE-IOT 2018)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Building Equipment Automation|
|Published online||02 July 2018|
Research and application of a new soil moisture sensor
Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, Oxbridge College, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650106, China
Corresponding author : firstname.lastname@example.org
The measurement of soil moisture is the basis for the refinement of agriculture to implement water-saving irrigation. A new soil moisture sensor was designed based on its theoretical basis and analysis of the dielectric constant characteristics of soil. It mainly consists of probes, electronic circuits and wiring cables. The calibration test of the sensor was conducted under the working voltage of 2.5 ~ 5.5V. Using the experimental data to analyze the regression function, it was found that the output voltage of the sensor should have a linear negative correlation with the volumetric moisture content of the soil, and the coefficient of determination R2>0.986.The accuracy of the sensor was verified by soil samples with different moisture content. The average absolute value of absolute errors is less than 2.5%. The results show that the sensor has stable and reliable working performance, high measurement accuracy and good linearity, and is suitable for moisture measurement in most types of soil.
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