Adapting an industrial automation protocol to remote monitoring of mobile agricultural machinery: a combine harvester with IoT

Timo Oksanen, Raimo Linkolehto, Ilkka Seilonen

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Abstract

Remote monitoring of any mobile machine requires radio technology, Internet technology, protocols and applications. Mobile cellular networks provide both radio and communication for Internet services while the protocols for IoT are under development. A protocol used in industrial automation for connecting machine automation to production process control is OPC (Open Platform Communications). The latest version of this technology is OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). In this paper, the suitability of this technology for agricultural machinery telemetry application is studied. The case presented is a combine harvester with a yield monitoring system. The paper presents both the server side system in the combine harvester and the client for remote monitoring. The results include the measured latencies of the system. The detected end-to-end latency over the Internet connection was less than 250 ms, which is sufficient for most telemetry applications in agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture, AGRICONTROL 2016
PublisherIFAC
Pages127-131
Number of pages5
Volume49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture - Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport; Seattle, Washington, USA, Seattle, United States
Duration: 14 Aug 201617 Aug 2016
Conference number: 5
http://ifac.cahnrs.wsu.edu/

Publication series

NameIFAC-PapersOnLine
PublisherInternational Federation for Automatic Control
ISSN (Print)1474-6670
ISSN (Electronic)2405-8963

Conference

ConferenceIFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture
Abbreviated titleAGRICONTROL
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period14/08/201617/08/2016
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Keywords

  • CAN bus
  • OPC
  • OPC Unified Architecture
  • telemetry applications

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