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Design and implementation of a smart greenhouse

Şimşek Dilbaz, Aybike
In this thesis, a smart greenhouse design is proposed. The aim of the designed smart greenhouse is to employ less human power and to provide higher efficiency. In the designed system, air temperature, air humidity, soil temperature and soil moisture are measured by sensors. As a result of the analysis of the measurements, the control of mechanical appliances such as ventilation, heating and irrigation are provided according to the pre-defined rules. Such automation helps us reduce the amount of human power for irrigation and ventilation. Two greenhouses with the same characteristics were used for system comparison in the thesis. One is managed by the smart system, while the other is traditionally managed. Common to both greenhouses, human power was used for pruning control, pruning and harvesting. In the traditionally controlled greenhouse, human power is used for all operations. The crop growth period was shorter in the greenhouse managed by the proposed smart system. The smart greenhouse yields a larger amount of harvest in comparison to the traditional greenhouse. As a future work, other types of vegetables can be cultivated.