Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI)

Field: Computer and Information Engineering

Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Thinh

Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)

Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi ISHII

Japanese University: Tokai University

Year: 2013


Some industrial companies seek application of information technology in the field of agriculture and aquaculture, especially in developing countries. Our project apply low-power wireless sensor network to monitor the water quality in shrimp pools that can match the requirements of these industrial companies. Lots of water parameters such as pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, ammonia are changed due to weather, feed food, growing methodology, etc. Shrimp growing farmers sometimes detects the changing too late so that their shrimps are dead. Our system can remotely monitor water quality for shrimp pool real-time and warns farmers when an abnormal condition happens. Our system replacing human always monitors water quality that can reduce risks for farmers and increase their productivity. Through the project, we expand cooperation with universities in Japan such as Tokai Univeristy and The University of ElectroCommunications (UEC). We have 4 graduated students exchange program with UEC. Through the project, we have build a research group in the field of wireless sensor networks. Our research group has collaboration not only with universities but also industrial companies The final research output is a complete water quality monitoring system for shrimp farms in South of Vietnam. Our system can help large of people succeed with their farm or increase revenue for a country’s economy.