Smart agriculture – using IoT, sensors, robots and AI to improve the quantity and quality of crops – is hailed as the solution to a growing population and unfavourable weather conditions brought about by climate change.
Taking the IoT element of smart agriculture, sensors will collect data including light, temperature, humidity, and soil quality, and pass this information back to the farmer, who can make informed choices about when to harvest. A more sophisticated set up will see this data transformed into automatic instructions to water crops, for example.
Many farms work outside of consistent cellular coverage, and so radio and satellite go hand in hand to record, transmit, and interpret data signals. That’s where Ground Control comes in.