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.
Active Suspension for a Field Sprayer Boom, 1998
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IFAC workshop on Control applications and ergonomics in Agriculture, 1998