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In the literature, there are recommendations of fixed irrigation frequencies for each culture. Although it can be practical in a sense of programming the operations, this method has deficits and, or water excess, once that the climatic conditions vary during the year.
Thus, there is the need to use field methods that determine, directly or indirectly, the hydric availability of the soil for the cultures, according to the prevailing environmental conditions during the development of the plants QUEIROZ et al. Irrigation control based on soil water status is one of the most useful methods of scheduling due to its practicability and low cost SILVA et al. The management of irrigation based on the monitoring of the soil water content enables rationalizing the quantity of water applied, making its use more efficient.
The concept of efficient water use includes any measures that reduces the quantity used per unit of production and that favors its maintenance PAZ et al.
This way, sustainable agriculture may be developed, assuring that there are enough resources for future generations. To achieve the proper management of irrigation it is important to know the soil water content to, thereby, apply the amount of water needed during the correct time. In this context, the use of sensors is one of the more accurate ways to monitor the water content in the soil, and its implementation has brought several contributions to the agricultural environment CRUZ et al.
The time domain reflectometry TDR technique for measuring the soil water content consists in determining the value of its dielectric constant.
The water soil content is a function of the dielectric constant. Considering that the travel time of the electromagnetic pulse is very small, in the order of second 1 ns , the quantification technique must be sophisticated and demands a complex electronic equipment and, consequently, expensive LACERDA et al. The use of capacitance based sensors is one of the methods used to quantitatively measure soil water contents SILVA et al.
In this project, capacitive sensors and its measuring circuit were developed to estimate the soil water content. The variation of the soil capacitance occurs due to the variation of its dielectric constant, which is correlated with the variation of its water content. Thus, it concerns the variation of the same measuring parameter used in the TDR method: the dielectric constant of the soil.
However, the used devices hardware to measure the signal in the capacitive sensors are more simple and cheaper. Sensor Development The soil water content sensor was developed based on the indirect measurement of the dielectric constant of the soil material located between the three parallel stainless steel rods, coated with insulating material. Since each sensor has three rods, seven sensors were built.
Next, a metal sheet mold was inserted in the superior part of this wooden structure, so that the resin could be leaked. The resin was mixed to the catalyst during, approximately, ten minutes and then inserted in the metallic sheet mold. To prevent that the sensors got stuck in the molds, they were removed before the resin hardened completely.
Next, the rod in each sensor was coated with insulating varnish. The schematic on Figure 1 summarizes this procedure. However, only three sensors were depicted. Measurement Circuit The measurement circuit developed to measure the capacitance variation of the soil material placed between the rods of the sensors was based in an alternating current bridge Figure 2.
In this experiment, to generate a simulated apnoea event, the subject attempted respiration following forced expiration. As it is possible to observe by comparing Figures 5 and 6 , during normal respiration Figure 5 the chest and abdomen are synchronized and in phase please note that by circuit design the abdomen ERB section voltage variation is negative while during apnoea Figure 6 there is loss of synchronization and chest expansions are spasmodic as they are driven by chest superficial muscles rather than respiration muscles.
Therefore, despite using a single ERB in this implementation this sensor is still capable of monitoring respiratory effort. Figure 5: Respiratory effort normal breathing cycle. Figure 6: Respiratory effort simulated apnoea; see text.
Lastly, we highlight that by simple comparison of the two bills of material Table 1 it is possible to infer that the front-end mark II is cheaper as expensive components such as instrumentation amplifiers are reduced from four to one and expensive operational amplifiers OPA previously used are no longer required. Furthermore, as fine regulation of the polarizing current for each of the bands is no longer required, accurate and time consuming calibration is no longer needed.
Discussion ERBs employed in our prototype are commercially available from Adafruit Industries New York, USA and specifically designed to perform as displacement sensors in robotic applications.
As mentioned in Section 3 , the delay between the ECG signal QRS and volume gradient measured by our system see Figures 3 and 4 is larger than the standard physiological delay. This delay is due to the ERB material.
As expected, the changes in resistance in the ERBs are also due to a thermal effect and to the nonlinear concentration of the conductive compound carbon powder. We also found that the performances of the ERBs degrade if they are overstretched. An example of our characterization measurements is depicted in Figure 7. In order to test the ERBs we built a test system formed by a high-torque slow revolution geared DC motor connected directly to an adjustable rigid arm to stretch one end of the ERB and via a belt to a high precision rotary encoder pulses per turn.
The sinusoidal waveform dashed bold line is obtained by the rotary encoder pulses that have been acquired simultaneously with the voltage variation of the ERB by a National Instruments DAQpad sampling at 25 kHz.
In order to acquire data precisely at each turn, the DAQpad acquisition is triggered by the single revolution phase of the rotary encoder.
Residual high-frequency noise visible on the ERB voltage in Figure 7 is due to the absence of a proper low-pass filter at the input of the DAQpad. Of note, our low-pass filter is currently calibrated for a sample rate of Hz that is currently employed for the human trial recordings. Conclusion The presented device represents a significant step toward the development of a solution for noninvasive simultaneous measurement of respiration and cardiac function. This technology has several significant advantages: it can be easily embedded in existing wearable long-term monitoring solutions e.
Furthermore, although only one ERB is employed for this design, the device can still monitor the respiratory effort broadening its use to sleep monitoring and disordered breathing monitoring. Future work will focus on development and characterization of the electroresistive bands, validation of cardiac output measurement comparison with invasive measurements , and larger scale studies of long-term reliability.
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