PRECISION AGRICULTURE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Optimize Efficiency and Reduce Costs
Precision engineering changes the way farmers manage crops, control pest infestations, take soil samples, and irrigate fields. Driven by Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS),
and wireless technology; precision agriculture advancements continue to improve crop yields, maximize operational efficiencies, and support cost-effective farming.
- Field mapping
-uses GNSS to record and map the locations of rocks, potholes, power lines, poorly drained fields, pest infestations, and field fertility variations.
- Tractor swath path optimization
-applies GPS to automate parallel tracking for improved operator efficiency.
- Soil moisture and irrigation sensors employ
-GPS wireless technology to record moisture levels, so farmers can automatically measure, gauge, and redistribute water without manual field inspections.
- Crop yield improvements
-leverage GNSS and GPS wireless data transfer technology to manage strip-till furrows, control seed usage, and minimize double planting; making farms more efficient.
Antennas are key to accurate and successful implementation of wireless solutions for today’s modern farms.
- Differential correction uses a dual-band GNSS system to mitigate the slightest errors in GPS locations caused by signal delay, multipath, satellite orbit, or timing synchronization discrepancies
- GPS references accurately pick up at least three separate satellites to triangulate latitude and longitude positions plus a fourth satellite to determine elevation.
- Multiband frequencies and GPS in a single radome are ideal for rovers that need to communicate with a reference base station located within five miles
- Low noise characteristics prevent the GPS antenna from interfering with other on-board system communications.
- Rugged design minimizes exposure to harsh chemicals, diesel fuel, axle grease, and petroleum-based products that eat away at rubber compounds.
- Environmental testing ensures optimal performance during vibration, extreme temperatures, and agrochemical exposure.
Omnidirectional BOA Series Base Station Antennas, placed with a GPS-TMG antenna at a silo elevator or distribution station improve communication accuracy.