Control system for the mobile truss of a cable-drawn farming system

Mark C Siemens, W. E. Coates

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Abstract

A control system was developed for indexing and positioning the mobile truss of a cable-drawn farming system. The system was tested over a length of 170 m using a five tower, 175 m long, truss assembly. A statistical analysis of the test results showed that the probability of position error being controlled to within ±12 cm and ±24 cm were verified at the 99.7% and 99.99% confidence levels, respectively. Based on these results, it was concluded that the objective of developing an indexing and positioning system capable of providing ±24 cm accuracy was achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2000

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Agriculture
Towers
Statistical methods
Cables
statistical analysis
farming systems
Control systems
testing

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Control system for the mobile truss of a cable-drawn farming system. / Siemens, Mark C; Coates, W. E.

In: Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 16, No. 3, 05.2000, p. 211-216.

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