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Automated Telemetric Irrigation Controller

Fisher, H.D. and Humpherys, A.S. and Young, D.A. (1983) Automated Telemetric Irrigation Controller. pp. 250-258. In: Proc. Specialty Conference on Advances in Irrigation and Drainage: Surviving External Pressures. USA-WY-Jackson, 1983/07/20-22.

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An electronic, microprocessor-based controller was developed
and tested for automating surface irrigation systems. Communication
between the central controller and individual satellite field stations
is by tone telemetry over a single 3-conductor wire. The reliable Dual
Tone Multiple Frequency or Touch Tone system is the same as that used in
telephone communications. The system is designed to actuate momentarily
energized pilot valves commonly used in automated surface irrigation
systems. Because of its low power requirement, the control system can
be battery-powered. It is being field tested in three different, automated
surface systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0512
Subjects: Irrigation > Irrigation control
Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 18:24
Item ID: 1034