Monitoring feeding and resting pattern of goats in dairy farm using long-range RFID-based system

Mohd Nordin, Abdul Rahman and Azrul Amri, Jamal and Engku Fadzli Hasan, Syed Abdullah and Badlishah, Ahmad and Kamarudin, L.M. and Zakaria, A. (2019) Monitoring feeding and resting pattern of goats in dairy farm using long-range RFID-based system. In: 7th International Conference on Communications and Broadband Networking, ICCBN 2019, 12-15 April 2019, Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoya; Japan.

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Real-time state of health of the livestock allows early diseases detection and interventions that will help avoid losses due to contagious diseases. This paper aims to describe the design and deployment of a long-range multiple-input Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) monitoring system that efficiently monitor real-time goat feeding and resting behaviour in the dairy farm by periodically collect the strength of the radio signal. The integrated system comprises of a passive RFID tag attached to the animal ear that communicates with UHF-based 4-port antenna RFID reader connected through radio frequency. The RFID reader is connected to a Raspberry-Pi3 that is used to process the received information from each tag and simultaneously transmit the data to the cloud server for analysis, visualization, and management. An interactive visualization via the website was then developed to continuously monitor the goat behaviour that helps early detection of diseases that can be detected through feeding behaviour. Results from this study show that the Received Signal Strength (RSSI) increased by 10dBm when the goat/tag closed (<1 metre) to the antenna. The result indicates that the deployed system able to successfully detect and monitor the feeding and resting behaviour of a dairy goat through the measurement of RSSI by each tag, as detected by the UHF-based 4-port antenna RFID reader.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contagious disease, Integrated systems, Interactive visualizations, Passive RFID tags, Received signal strength, Resting behaviour, RSSI ,Wireless monitoring
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4450 Databases
Divisions: Faculty of Informatics & Computing
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 02:12
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 02:12

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