ARIFRUT

Project of the DSIE research group of the UPCT

Participation in 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting

Our PhD student, Juan Domingo González, attended the annual conference organized by the American Societies of Soils, Agronomy and Crops on November 10, where he presented the conclusions obtained in the study of factors affecting the calibration of dielectric soil moisture sensors.

Research stay at Centre for Ecology & Hydrology of Bangor, Wales.

Two of our researchers last summer took a research stay at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Bangor, North Wales, UK, where they studied the dielectric properties of soils with researchers David A. Robinson and Inma Lebron.

XXXVII Congreso Nacional de Riegos

From the 4th to 6th of June was held in Don Benito (Badajoz) the XXXVII Congreso Nacional de Riegos.

Three presentations were made by Pedro Blaya Ros and Víctor Blanco Montoya.

Installing thermoradiometers

Installing thermoradiometers for the crop season.

SEIA’2018 Conference

From the 19th to 21st of September was held in Ámsterdam the Fourth International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances (SEIA’ 2018). Our PhD student, Juan Domingo González, presented the contribution “Design and simulation of a soil sensor using microstrip lines and neural networks”  in the Environment Sensors session.

Harvest 2017/2018



		
		

					
		

ARIFRUT Capacitive sensor installed

 

First ARIFRUT Capacitive SDI-12 sensor prototype

We have designed and assembled our first capacitive sensor with SDI-12 protocol. The sensor allows to select different soil profiles throughout SDI-12 commands.

Installing nodes

Today we have installed tree dendrometers.

Calibrating soil sensors.

This week we are carrying out the calibration of the soil sensors in the lab, using the thermo-gravimetric method. We are calibrating Frequency Domain Reflectometry (FDR) and Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) probes.

Taking a volumetric sample of the soil.

 

 

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