Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019
Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Sarah Kate Wilson
The project objective is to create a durable, off-the-grid, large-scale aquaponics system consisting of over 90 sq. ft of growing space, a 650-gallon fishpond, and four types of sensors to transmit water quality data to the internet for remote water quality monitoring. The end goal of the project is to supplement produce grown in the garden to further increase fresh, nutritional options available in meals cooked and distributed by Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen to combat food insecurity in San Jose. This report presents the need for a system, details the various subsystems, and the rationale for the designs. It serves as a comprehensive guide to all the work that has been completed, provides an outlook for future iterations, and demonstrates the viability of aquaponics as an efficient method to grow food.
Albright-Borden, Riley; Wang, James; and Thompson, Sydney, "Design of an Urban Garden Aquaponics System" (2019). Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses. 50.