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Development of a mobile app for remote monitoring and control of a pull type field sprayer

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

Citation:  Paper number  131619153,  2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131619153) @2013
Authors:   Caner Koc, Abdulkadir Guneytepe, Bulent Perktas, Izem Aykanat
Keywords:   Field sprayer precision agriculture simulation active suspension Android iOS

Abstract. In this work, a mobile phone application was developed for the remote monitoring and control of a field sprayer. The mobile application is suitable for smart phones and tablet computers using Android and iOS operating systems. In addition, a field sprayer was designed and modeled. The features of the machine are that it is suitable for variable rate application, sprayer nozzles can be controlled selectively and the machine has an active boom suspension system to keep the booms parallel to the field surface. The field sprayer has a length of 20 m and is equipped with a microcontroller, a custom built sprayer boom height control mechanism, GPS, ultrasonic sensors and variable rate spray nozzles. The mobile application developed, under test conditions, allows the operator to set the desired application rate, monitor and control the nozzles using a mobile electronic device or over the internet.

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