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Master’s Thesis Defense – Andrew Donesky

Tractor Instrumentation System: Hitch and Power Take-off, and Row Crop Tractor Electrification Considerations

1:00 pm
Splinter Labs Room: 102
Additional Info: SPL
Santosh Pitla, (402) 472-1466,
Power sources used for vehicles are advancing at a fast pace. Electric batteries are becoming more power dense, thus allowing them to be used with electric motors in place of a diesel or gas powered systems. There are several ways that energy use and storage size can be computed for agricultural field operations, such as planting, using theoretical predictions, gathering engine load data from tractor’s Controller Area Network (CAN) bus, or integrating the CAN data to determine the actual power used by implements.

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This event originated in Biological Systems Engineering.