A microwave sensor and control system was developed to provide information to reduce the likelihood of a collision caused by a fast-moving motor vehicle approaching a slow moving farm vehicle from the rear. Such a system seems potentially appealing, since many types of self-propelled farm vehicles are being equipped with radar or microwave sensors to measure their ground speed during field operation. The sensor unit is mounted on the back of a tractor or other trailing implement, sensing the velocity and approximate distance of a vehicle approaching from the rear. The sensor performs reliably when the tractor is stationary, but the detection distance has been unsatisfactory for field applications. A unique data acquisition system and testing protocol involving distance measurement at the time of actual detection between two moving vehicles is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA|
Duration: Aug 10 1997 → Aug 14 1997