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Published on December 27, 2007

Author: Estelle


Program :  Program 10.00 –12.00 Fab lab research seminar Haakon Karlsen – Solvik Gård Bjørn Thorstensen – Telenor FoU Neil Gershenfeld - MIT 12.00 –13.00 Lunch 13.00 –15.00 Travel to Solvik Gård 15.00 –17.00 Fab lab project demonstrations 17.00 - 18.00 Free time at farm 18.00 – 21.00 Dinner 21.00 Return to Tromsø The Electronic Shepard :  The Electronic Shepard Traditional farming aided by modern information and communication technology Bjørn Thorstensen, Telenor R & D Facts:  Facts Initiated spring 2001 – Solvik Gård Telenor Financed Partners Solvik Gård Telenor Mobile University of Tromsø M.I.T Media Lab Rafsec O.Y Ideos Finland O.Y Background:  Background Motivation automatic documentation and preservation of Animal health Animal welfare Food safety Tools to support traditional farming processes Targeting Consumers Farmers Vets Government regulations Documentation of an animals lifecycle Breeding Birth ID tagging Grazing 4. Leading animals back to the farm 5. Feeding 6. Breeding programs 7. Slaughtering 8. Animal history book Challenges :  Challenges Technology hostile environment Harsh weather No power Line of sight Current technology Works! Preserve the form factor – enhance with new capabilities – Remotely identify an individual Locate/position an individual Collect data from sensors Communicate with the outside world Reusable Power for one season All this for very few Less than $20 pr unit End users Flocks – Sheep are flock animals:  Flocks – Sheep are flock animals A flock has N member’s where N > 1 A flock has a leader whose size is bigger than the smallest individual The needs of flock members are mostly identical One geographical area might have several flocks The flock leader may perform certain tasks on behalf of his flock members Interaction with other flocks or the outside world can be done by the flock leader. Flocks are basically static entities, however, Individuals might roam amongst the flocks for short periods of time Sheep net:  Sheep net Linux PC 802.11 repeater 802.11 access point Power regulator 433mhz receiver Next generation “sheep net” Base stations 802.11 / GPRS communication More range Positioning Smaller Cheaper No line of sight problems 802.11 tower at the farm Sheep terminals:  Sheep terminals Bell sheep, version 1 –GPS and radio Bell sheep,version 2 (Mobile base station) Ear tag,version 2++ Blood volume pulse Temperature Radio Sensors More range Embedded IP(v6?) Lower freq? positioning Sound chip Ear tag version 2 + Integrated GPS GPRS comm. Old technology vs. new technology RFID Slide10:  GSM/GPRS GPRS Internet Mobile Base station RF Ear tag ES server End users and applications Ad-hoc Networking:  Ad-hoc Networking Mobile Base station RF Ear tag Positioning – the main challenge :  Positioning – the main challenge Mobile Base station RF Ear tag The Production Chain - Users and Information:  The Production Chain - Users and Information Electronic Shepherd Branding Sales? Farmer Consumer Slaughter Government Veterinary Researchers Breeding, Birth, Feeding, ID-Tagging, vet. treatment Grazing Transport Transport Slaughtering Production Inventory Information Presentation Remaining production chain:  Remaining production chain Distribution Cooling chain Slaughterhouse RF-ID RF-ID monitored zones product tags Sensors logging the environment The weight portal Electronic animal weight 802.11 / GPRS communication Java control application Consumers Product story? Animal history - health Production history Solvik slaughterhouse:  Solvik slaughterhouse RF / RFID infrastructure Integration with traditional telecom networks Slide16:  Lamb roast Slakteri: Produsent: Slaughter date: Production date: Solvik farm slaughterhouse AS, Ørnes, 9060 LYNGSEIDET Solvik slaughterhouse AS, Ørnes, 9060 LYNGSEIDET 14. October 2002 16. October 2002 Weight: 1,5 kg Class: R+ Price/kg: Kr. 99,50 Pric: Kr. 149,25 Last day of use 20. november 2002 Cooling chain: 0° 5° slaughtering Stored Produced Teransport Shop Now Animal history: Born: 10. mai 2002 Owner: Paul I. Skogheim, Farm: Kvalvik, LYNGSEIDET Grazing: Lyngsalpene Trykk på linkene for detaljer. Production process: crumbled at 4° to 10° for 10 days, cut up, dry salted,, vacuum packed Consumer side Main success criteria :  Main success criteria Price Terminal equipment Software platform Management Reusability Robustness Size Propagation Infrastructure availability Commitment from all parties of the production chain Trust! Why? :  Why? Network Traffic 5000 Sheep in the Lyngen area 2 mill. Sheep in Norway

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