African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6862

Full Length Research Paper

Research of the remote and real-time data collection platform toward distributed greenhouse structure

Shunkui KE1,2, Lei LI1,2, Yubin MIAO1and Danfeng HUANG2*
1School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China. 2School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 19 December 2011
  •  Published: 19 March 2012


In order to elevate the whole management level of distributed greenhouse systems, research into the 
data with different network conditions. Analysis into the requirement of distributed greenhouse system, 
an OPC-based remote and real-time data collected platform was suggested for different network 
conditions. The system was realized by OPC XML including the client, server, software integration and 
hardware deployment. Judged by this experiment, we can safely conclude that data integration based 
on OPC XML is the best solution for the distributed greenhouse system. Experiment result shows that 
relative errors can be decreased from 60 to 4% by using this integrated platform. Data similarity can be 
93.3%. By accelerating data requiring time, the efficiency of greenhouse cultivation can be elevated to 
Key words: Greenhouse management system, distributed greenhouse system, OPC XML, data collection.