Remote light stress detection for greenhouse LED lighting control
Conference contribution, 2015
The illumination in greenhouses is in general still controlled manually by on/off control because of the type of lamps (High Pressure Sodium) that are traditionally used. With High Brightness LEDs being introduced on the market today, sufficiently high power for greenhouse grown crops can be achieved, which opens up for advanced lighting control since both light spectrum and intensity can be controlled then. For the growers, maximizing production in order to meet customer demand and economically optimize the production, often imply a high light intensity and a high level of artificial light complementing the natural sunlight. However, a too high intensity causes light stress and a photo inhibition that can significantly reduce the photosynthetic yield and hence, production. A key issue to address is therefore to detect when this level is reached. Here we present new results on how to diagnose the plants remotely based on transient and frequency analysis, system identification and frequency function properties.