The possibilities of implementing an active boom suspension is investigated. The performance improvement of an active suspension over a traditional passive one is studied in simulation, and shows a significant improvement. A closed-loop control system involving two ultrasonic distance transducers, a hydraulic actuator and a lead compensator has been constructed and tested in the field.
|Title of host publication||Active suspension for a field sprayer boom|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||IFAC Workshop on Control Applications in Post-Harvest and Processing Technology 1998 - Athens, Greece|
Duration: 15 Jun 1998 → 17 Jun 1998
|Conference||IFAC Workshop on Control Applications in Post-Harvest and Processing Technology 1998|
|Period||15/06/1998 → 17/06/1998|