Wireless Moisture Sensing Irrigation System
Preliminary Technology Assessment
What is This Technology?
Whereas incumbent technologies project the need for irrigation based on a clock or weather station information, this technology measures the actual soil moisture directly at the plant root level in real time. Captured information is transmitted wirelessly and aggregated in the cloud. Based on algorithms, fault detection and business rules, irrigation is applied in the precise amounts needed, and leaks and broken sprinkler heads can be detected.
Why is GSA Interested?
This technology promises to significantly reduce irrigation water use.
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