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

M. 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 1 2000

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