The TRAKTnet.one project of the Free University of Bolzano aims to identify and de- velop new solutions to remotely monitor the efficiency of farm-tractors engines includ- ed in a local voluntary network all along their lifespan. The knowledge of tractors’ effi- ciency can give important information concerning machines’ consumption, emissions and need for servicing, thus contributing to a more environmentally-sustainable agricul- ture. Engines will be monitored by measuring rpms, exhaust gases’ temperature and oxygen content (as indexes indirectly estimating consumption and efficiency) and then analysing and inferring the data through procedures, which algorithms will be an inte- gral part of the project’s results. This implies the existence of a service centre control- ling all farm machines and managing a Farm-Information-Systems network through simple logical connections according to a client-server approach. The final outcome of the project is expected to be an automatic system, based on an inference software-engine able to correctly interpreting the sensors outputs. The ad- vantage of this proposal is to exploit a farm monitoring network, previously designed for managing the information related to the automatic compilation of records in the country, by simply equipping data loggers with two additional sensors.

Proposal of a simplified monitoring approach of environmental performances of farm tractors through a local telemetry network / F. Mazzetto, M. Bietresato, A. Calcante - In: EFITA-WCCACIGR Conference “Sustainable Agriculture through ICT Innovation”[s.l] : CIGR-EFITA, 2013. - pp. 1-8 (( convegno EFITA-WCCACIGR Conference “Sustainable Agriculture through ICT Innovation” tenutosi a Torino nel 2013.

Proposal of a simplified monitoring approach of environmental performances of farm tractors through a local telemetry network

A. Calcante
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2013

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The TRAKTnet.one project of the Free University of Bolzano aims to identify and de- velop new solutions to remotely monitor the efficiency of farm-tractors engines includ- ed in a local voluntary network all along their lifespan. The knowledge of tractors’ effi- ciency can give important information concerning machines’ consumption, emissions and need for servicing, thus contributing to a more environmentally-sustainable agricul- ture. Engines will be monitored by measuring rpms, exhaust gases’ temperature and oxygen content (as indexes indirectly estimating consumption and efficiency) and then analysing and inferring the data through procedures, which algorithms will be an inte- gral part of the project’s results. This implies the existence of a service centre control- ling all farm machines and managing a Farm-Information-Systems network through simple logical connections according to a client-server approach. The final outcome of the project is expected to be an automatic system, based on an inference software-engine able to correctly interpreting the sensors outputs. The ad- vantage of this proposal is to exploit a farm monitoring network, previously designed for managing the information related to the automatic compilation of records in the country, by simply equipping data loggers with two additional sensors.
Farm tractors; engine performances; system modelling; operational monitoring; engine exhaust gas temperature
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