Intelligent Temperature And Humidity Controller For Yam Tubers Post-Harvest Storage System
Temperature and relative humidity of post-harvest storage environment play an important role in sustenance of quality and quantity of stored agricultural products. Hence, the need for maintaining optimum storage conditions is significant in ensuring good product storage. In this study, intelligent temperature and relative humidity controller for yam tubers post-harvest storage system based on fuzzy logic control approach is proposed. The intelligent controller tracks the temperature and humidity levels within the storage system compartments then regulates the forced-air cooling system and the humidification system appropriately. Simulation studies performed using MATLAB application software have demonstrated the capability of the developed intelligent controller in terms of good set-point tracking and robustness towards input disturbance rejection.
Index Terms—FLC, Humidity, Intelligent Control, Post-Harvest Storage, Simulation, Temperature, Yam tubers