Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.


Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Behnam Dezfouli

Second Advisor

Sarah Wilson


The project objective is to create a low-cost, long-range, and solar-based IoT soil quality monitoring system. The system must transmit packages of data gathered from separate nodes, consisting of two di erent types of sensors, to a centralized gateway receiver to be displayed to the user in an elegant and readable manner. The end goal of the project is to supplement produce grown by large agricultural bodies around the United States without the misuse of water resources. This report presents the need for this system, details the components of the system, and the rationale behind design choices. 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 LoRa communication for low power packet sending in a rural environment.