Optimization of Soil Temperature and Humidity Measurement System at Climatology Stations with IoT-Based Equipment

- Yulkifli, Alwi Nofriandi, Mona Berlian Sari, Nofi Yendri Sudiar, - Violita, Ade Gafar Abdullah, Nur Anisa Sati’at, Aulia Rizkiana


Temperature and humidity are important weather parameters that require close observation due to their importance across various fields, including agriculture. Apart from the use of automatic weather system (AWS), the station of meteorology and climatology also relies on conventional devices to observe these parameters, but they have been proven to be inefficient, imprecise, and prone to systematic errors. The alternative AWS consists of several sensors with different functions, allowing for more accurate measurements, but it also has one major limitation. This includes its inability to carry out measurements with the sensors when one of them is damaged. Therefore, this study aims to develop high-precision soil temperature and humidity (STH) monitoring equipment using the DHT11 sensor module. The equipment consisted of a box containing a series of device builder electronics. The building electronics circuit contained a DHT11 sensor, NodeMCU ESP8266 microcontroller, an on/off switch, and a reset button. The results of measurements of temperature and humidity often appeared on the smartphone. The DHT11 sensor detected the soil parameters, which were processed by the NodeMCU ESP8266. The data obtained were then sent to the Thingspeak server, where they could be accessed on a smartphone. The developed equipment showed good performance with accuracies of 98.201%, 97.330%, 98.982%, 98.973%, and 99.649% in measuring STH at each depth, while values of 98.487% and 98.587% were obtained for humidity measurement. Furthermore, precision values of 99.93% and 99.95 were recorded for the measurement of temperature and humidity


DHT 11, Temperature, Humidity, Soil, IoT

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