Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Javeria Nazir JatoiSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beejjatoi@seecs.edu.pk
1Aatrah Rauf ShaikhSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeashaikh@seecs.edu.pk
1Sohaib AhmadSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beesahmad@seecs.edu.pk

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Smart Silos
Slogan: Ensure technological advancement of Pakistan
Supervisor Name: Dr.Hammad Mehmood Cheema
Supervisor Designation: HOD RIMMS
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: 03004117861
Email ID: hammad.cheema@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    The growing population, and mismanagement of grain storage facilities has led Pakistan to fall short of its projected demand for agricultural produce. This gap could be covered by proper management.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Pakistan's population increase relative to grain production has increased 12 folds, resulting in 33% of the population being malnourished. This gap can be covered by reduction of grain wastage, which amounts to 35% annually. Economic growth through higher agricultural export can also result.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Pakistan's population and the government would be a direct benefactor, as improved economic performance and living standards, could directly lead to better prospects . The reduced malnutrition will help us save 3% of GDP that is being currently lost.
How will the solution works
    Data acquired via sensors, measuring critical parameters defining grain quality (Temperature, Humidity& Carbon dioxide) is processed via PIC micro controller. The processed data has to be communicated to master node wirelessly .Regression is employed to interpolate the data between two nodes, thus generating heat maps, and devising proper aeration strategy. The nodes are to be powered via solar panels, employing Maximum power point tracking to ensure maximum power extraction.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Currently, this product is not being manufactured within Pakistan, which makes our product unique. Siraj&Sons, a service provider, imports this product from OPI,a Canadian company, to deploy it within Pakistan.However, a huge cost prevents the deployment on a large scale.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-28 (1840)