A sensor for the sugar cane harvester topper

McCarthy, Stuart and Billingsley, John (2002) A sensor for the sugar cane harvester topper. Sensor Review, 22 (3). pp. 242-246. ISSN 0260-2288


A robust low cost refractometer has been developed together with signal conditioning algorithms to enable sucrose content to be measured during the mechanical harvesting of the sugar cane plant. This technology will be applied to the harvester process that removes the tops of the cane to assist the harvester operator to cut the cane at the optimum cutting height.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2014 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensors; agricultural machinery; sugar cane; harvesting
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/02602280210433089
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/14358

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