Simulation and controller design for an agricultural sprayer boom leveling system

Jian Sun, Yubin Miao

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Abstract

According to the agricultural precision requirements, the distance from sprayer nozzles to the corps should be kept between 50 cm to 70 cm. The sprayer boom also needs to be kept parallel to the field during the operation process. Thus we can guarantee the quality of the chemical droplets distribution on the crops. In this paper we introduced a sprayer boom leveling system for agricultural sprayer vehicles with electro-hydraulic auto-leveling system. The suitable hydraulic actuating cylinder and valve were selected according to the specific systemic specifications. Furthermore, a compensation controller for the electro-hydraulic system was designed based on the mathematical model. With simulations we can optimize the performance of this controller to make sure a fast leveling response to the inclined sprayer boom. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 Third International Conference on Measuring Technology and Mechatronics Automation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages245-248
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780769542966
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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