Closed Loop Irrigation System

Group 3
MAE 494 Design Project Spring Semester 2016
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo

APRIL 14, 2017

An irrigation system will be designed in a way that will adapt a method for sensing ground conditions. It will also provides water with precision to the crops, based on their need. In this Closed Loop Irrigation System, a sensor will be installed in the ground in order to measure the moisture level of the soil. Depending on the moisture level measured by the sensor, a signal will be sent to the controller which will open or shut a solenoid valve, controlling the water supply in designated areas.