Modeling of an algorithm for design and analysis of water supply systems: a case of Ministry of water, Tanzania

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University of Dar es Salaam
Good monitoring and control of agriculture parameters such as temperature and moisture play an important role in producing quality horticulture crops. Lack of this monitoring and control has lead to Tanzanian farmers producing crops which do not meet quality standards. The purpose of this study was to design a framework for deployment of Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN) which monitors the parameters and provides agriculture information and suggesting corrective measures to famers. The study included a survey on WSN related technologies used and presented by other researchers. Specific user and horticulture crop requirements were obtained from farmers and agriculture experts at Pwani Region. The information obtained was used to design a framework which later was used as a guide to develop a WSN system. Rapid Application Development (RAD) method was used to develop the system which involved development tools like Graphical User Interface (GUI) development environment, Reusable components and Code generators. The WSN developed from the framework comprises of two smart nodes with nine sensors each, Gateway/controller and one Computer which was used as a base station. The WSN system was tested for 24 hours in horticultural crops farm whereby collected agriculture parameters were successfully sent wirelessly to the local database in the base station on every 3 hours. Data analyzed and report was generated in text and graph form. The WSN system sent information to the farmers’ mobile phones on the status of the farms and suggestion on what to be done using the familiar language “Kiswahili” allowing farmers understand well the message and therefore take required measures in time.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Mark (THS EAF QA76.9.A43N52)
Computer algorithms, Water supply, Data structures (Computer science), Ministry of water, Tanzania
Nicodemus, N (2015) Modeling of an algorithm for design and analysis of water supply systems: a case of Ministry of water, Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam