Conceptual Design of an Automated Irrigation and Fixation System for Long-Term Crop Care of Cherry Tomatoes for Applications in Microgravity Machines

Ricardo Barreto, José Cornejo, Juan Carlos Suárez Quispe, Carlos Nina Ochoa, Diego Orihuela Tacuri

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Currently, colonizing space is the next step for humanity. However, it has many challenges to be completed before reaching this goal. Thus, multiple fields of study have been developed to solve some of the problems to live out on Earth such as a source of renewable food. For this reason, the Center for Space Emerging Technologies (C-SET) has been working on projects to contribute to the research of this task with this project, which is an automatized cultivation system to study the effect of simulated microgravity in plants with the highest precision reducing human intervention or error. In addition, many parts of this system can be easily made by current technologies like 3D printers or CNC machines. This project presents a conceptual design of the system focusing on water storage, selective irrigation, and improvement of the simulation (fixing system), besides the parts designed are the simplest to give good maintenance. This system is pretended to be applied to cherry tomatoes to analyze the correct functionating of the machine in simulated microgravity at the same time that biological assays will be done to the sample as a part of a complete project. In conclusion, if favorable results were achieved; consequently, the next step of this project is to reduce the human intervention with camera sensors to record the times of growth, flowering, and fruit ripening, at the same time, developing and improving the method to refill the water container.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2023 3rd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Computing, Communication and Sustainable Technologies, ICAECT 2023
EditorialInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (versión digital)9781665494007
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2023
Publicado de forma externa
Evento3rd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Computing, Communication and Sustainable Technologies, ICAECT 2023 - Bhilai, India
Duración: 5 ene. 20236 ene. 2023

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Nombre2023 3rd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Computing, Communication and Sustainable Technologies, ICAECT 2023

Conferencia

Conferencia3rd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Computing, Communication and Sustainable Technologies, ICAECT 2023
País/TerritorioIndia
CiudadBhilai
Período5/01/236/01/23

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