This article acts as a walkthrough for the EnOcean demo Greenhouse Monitoring dashboard. Included is an explanation of the scenario and how to use the provided demo sensors in the context of this dashboard.
This scenario is used to show a possible use case for MobiusFlow in the context of Greenhouse Monitoring or any other situation in which smart monitoring of combinations of variables is required.
In this scenario, light level, temperature, and humidity are monitored to ensure conditions within a greenhouse are optimal for healthy plant grant growth. If the conditions within the greenhouse drift outside the healthy range, the dashboard will notify the user.
For optimal healthy growth, many types of plant life have strict humidity and temperature constraints. Furthermore, often the humidity range a given plant can thrive in varies with changing temperature conditions. This leaves a 'healthy region' in which the plant must be subject to, in which safe humidity limits change with changing temperature.
In a real-world situation, dedicated sensors would be used such as the ones described in the table below.
|Temperature & Humidity||
EnOcean Temperature and Humidity Sensor
|Separate lighting and humidity sensors could be used instead of a combined sensor.|
EnOcean Indoor Light Sensor
On navigating to the Green House Monitoring dashboard the following pane is presented.
The dashboard shows the current temperature and humidity levels. Note, the variable upper and lower limits on the humidity history graph. These limits reflect the varying temperature. The graph showing boundary visualisation reflects the current state of the greenhouse within the constant temperature limits and varying (with temperature) humidity limits. The boundary visualisation shows the previously described 'healthy region' clearly.
As simulated data is switched on, the variance of the incoming simulated data is shown in the charts. If the temperature drifts outside the confined boundaries, this is notified to the user. This is shown in the screenshot below.
Looking at the boundary visualisation graph in the above screenshot shows how the temperature has dropped below the lower limit and the current state of the greenhouse is outside the 'healthy region'. This is notified to the user in red.
Similarly, the dashboard notifies the user if the humidity falls outside the healthy limits.
Again, note how the current state of the greenhouse does not fall within the 'healthy region'.