EXPERIMENT STUDY OF AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM FOR INTRA-ROW WEED CONTROL

Authors

  • Clara Lubinza National Open University of Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/csitrj.v1i1.131

Keywords:

WLAN, Autonomous, Vehicles, Agriculture.

Abstract

The study is used to propose and test by experiment a procedure for autonomous hoeing system for intra-row weed control. The proposed system utilizes the RTK-GPS navigation system. The system consists of autonomous vehicle equipped with side-shifting frame and cycloid hoe. The navigation of the system is controlled using a pre-specified plan and implemented in the system internal computer. The internal computer is also attached to a field station using the wireless local area network (WLAN). The performance of the system was measured through an experiment consisted of making rows having small plants and soil conditions similar to the actual field. The results based on chi-square shows that transverse deviation had normal distribution indicating the performance of the side-shift control. The results related to the longitudinal deviation distance between plants and the nearest line trajectories showed good chi-square fit which is an indication of performance of the cycloid hoe control. The result shows that the system is promising and can be used at larger level with suitable adjustments

Published

2020-04-18

Issue

Section

Articles