Contactless Sensor System for Row Navigation and Automatic Depth Control for a Sugar Beet Harvester using a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) Camera

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Title Contactless Sensor System for Row Navigation and Automatic Depth Control for a Sugar Beet Harvester using a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) Camera
 
Creator Vadim Tsukor; University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. Competence Center of Applied Agricultural Engineering COALA
 
Description Steering agricultural machinery during the harvest in fields is a tedious task for drivers. Automated guidance of the machinery will not only reduce driver fatigue but also increase productivity and safety of the harvesting operation. The existing mechanical solutions for row navigation on the sugar beet fields do not provide sufficient accuracy during the harvesting process. The next important factor in optimizing equipment performance and marketable yield is depth control or distance control. Gauge wheels or rollers are common mechanical devices used to reach the correct depth or distance. These systems have limited versatility requiring the operator to make frequent on-the-go adjustments. The objectives of the research presented in this paper were to develop and optimize a contactless sensor system for row navigation and automatic depth control for a sugar beet harvester.
 
Publisher CIGR Proceedings
 
Contributor This work is a part of EU project "SmartBot" and is funded by EU Interreg (Region's EDR and Euregio)
 
Date 2015-02-09
 
Type Non-refereed
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/cigrp/index.php/Proc/article/view/151
 
Source CIGR Proceedings; 2014 World Congress on Computers in Agriculture
 
Language en
 

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