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Title: Autonomous grain combine control system

Abstract

A system for controlling a grain combine having a rotor/cylinder, a sieve, a fan, a concave, a feeder, a header, an engine, and a control system. The feeder of the grain combine is engaged and the header is lowered. A separator loss target, engine load target, and a sieve loss target are selected. Grain is harvested with the lowered header passing the grain through the engaged feeder. Separator loss, sieve loss, engine load and ground speed of the grain combine are continuously monitored during the harvesting. If the monitored separator loss exceeds the selected separator loss target, the speed of the rotor/cylinder, the concave setting, the engine load target, or a combination thereof is adjusted. If the monitored sieve loss exceeds the selected sieve loss target, the speed of the fan, the size of the sieve openings, or the engine load target is adjusted.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1087364
Patent Number(s):
8,469,784
Application Number:
12/761,453
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hoskinson, Reed L., Kenney, Kevin L., Lucas, James R., and Prickel, Marvin A. Autonomous grain combine control system. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Hoskinson, Reed L., Kenney, Kevin L., Lucas, James R., & Prickel, Marvin A. Autonomous grain combine control system. United States.
Hoskinson, Reed L., Kenney, Kevin L., Lucas, James R., and Prickel, Marvin A. Tue . "Autonomous grain combine control system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087364.
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title = {Autonomous grain combine control system},
author = {Hoskinson, Reed L. and Kenney, Kevin L. and Lucas, James R. and Prickel, Marvin A.},
abstractNote = {A system for controlling a grain combine having a rotor/cylinder, a sieve, a fan, a concave, a feeder, a header, an engine, and a control system. The feeder of the grain combine is engaged and the header is lowered. A separator loss target, engine load target, and a sieve loss target are selected. Grain is harvested with the lowered header passing the grain through the engaged feeder. Separator loss, sieve loss, engine load and ground speed of the grain combine are continuously monitored during the harvesting. If the monitored separator loss exceeds the selected separator loss target, the speed of the rotor/cylinder, the concave setting, the engine load target, or a combination thereof is adjusted. If the monitored sieve loss exceeds the selected sieve loss target, the speed of the fan, the size of the sieve openings, or the engine load target is adjusted.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
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