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Automated Rice Transplanter with GPS and FOG
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 190-195 in Automation Technology for Off-Road Equipment, Proceedings of the July 26-27, 2002 Conference (Chicago, Illinois, USA) 701P0502.(doi:10.13031/2013.10006)
Authors: Y. Nagasaka, N. Umeda, Y. Kanetai
Keywords: Automated operation, Paddy fields, Rice transplanter, RTKGPS, FOG
The authors developed an automated 6-row rice transplanter. It has RTKGPS to locate precise
position, FOG sensors to measures direction and actuators to control steering, engine throttle,
clutch, brake and so on. RTKGPS has 3cm precision at 10Hz data output rate and FOG sensors
are issued to restore the inclination of the vehicle. Main computer synchronizes RTKGPS
position data with FOG data then it corrects the position error caused by the vehicle inclination.
All actuators are controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC). All control data is sent
form main computer to PLC through RS232C.