Blockchain and High-Performance/Low-Cost Ambient Sensors Mounted on Open Field Servers-Based IoT-Oriented Information-Sharing System for Agricultural Fields


  •   Shinji Kawakura

  •   Masayuki Hirafuji

  •   Ryosuke Shibasaki


Our research group focuses on creating various application systems of these systems tends to focus on agricultural (agri-) advancement and security issues. First, we monitor agriculture and related environments (e.g., rice fields, meadows, and gardens) and obtain environmental agri-information (e.g., temperature, moisture, and the quality of soil) over extended periods. To do so, we use an existing Japanese high-performance/low-cost field server (FS) system, which operates sensor units uniformly. Furthermore, we develop and implement a blockchain and Twitter-based record sharing system connecting with the FS for the benefit of traditional agri-researchers, workers, and their respective managers. In regard to the study results, presenting the accuracy data quantitatively is difficult; we are unable to show the success and error rates for the systems’ data transmitting and receiving, nor the examination operation time. We believe the holistic system holds the potential to improve not only agri-businesses but also agri-skills and overall security levels.

Keywords: agricultural field, ambient sensor, blockchain, field server, Twitter


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Kawakura, S., Hirafuji, M. and Shibasaki, R. 2021. Blockchain and High-Performance/Low-Cost Ambient Sensors Mounted on Open Field Servers-Based IoT-Oriented Information-Sharing System for Agricultural Fields. European Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 5, 5 (Oct. 2021), 58–63. DOI: