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ISRN Sensor Networks
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 215103, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/215103
Research Article

GeoSense: A Multimode Information and Communication System

1CSRE, IIT Bombay, Powai, Maharashtra, Mumbai 400076, India
2ISAS, The University of Tokyo, Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo 188-0002, Japan
3NARO, NARC, 3-1-1 Kannondai, Ibaraki, Tsukuba 305-866, Japan
4Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Yeddumailaram 502205, India
5EE, IIT Bombay, Powai, Maharashtra, Mumbai 400076, India
6Agromet Cell, ARI, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, India

Received 23 December 2011; Accepted 8 April 2012

Academic Editors: A. Alomainy and R. Morais

Copyright © 2012 D. Sudharsan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Recent technological developments allowed to envision the low-power (solar power) and low-cost (open hardware) sensor devices (Agrisens/FieldServer/Flux Tower/FieldTwitter) with multimode (ZigBee/WiFi/3G/WebGIS) information and communication technologies (ICTs), a model in which is christened as GeoSense. Integrating these multimode and multi-level communication systems with distributed ambient sensory network location-based service (LBS) is a challenging task, which could be a potential technology for monitoring various natural phenomena. This integrated model is introduced to provide and assist the rural stakeholders with real-time decision support system (DSS) with dynamic information and modeling services for precision agriculture through GeoSense cloud service. This GeoSense research has been experimented in semiarid tropics in India under Indo-Japan initiative on multi-disciplinary ICT program.