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4.2 Positioning and Navigation

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Griepentrog, Hans Werner, B. Simon Blackmore, and Stavros G. Vougioukas. 2006. Section 4.2 Positioning and Navigation, pp. 195-204 of Chapter 4 Mechatronics and Applications, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21674)
Authors:   H. W. Griepentrog, B. S. Blackmore, and S. G. Vougioukas
Keywords:   Positioning, Absolute positioning, Relative positioning, Sensor fusion, Navigation, Navigation modes

This chapter covers some of the recent developments in positioning and navigation of agricultural vehicles. Reliable absolute or relative positioning of a vehicle is the basic requirement for manual and automated steering and essential for navigation of autonomous systems. Furthermore, an agricultural vehicle has to be able to perform several navigation modes within a field in order to succeed in performing a field operation.

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