Implement Guidance model for ISO 11783 standard

Timo Oksanen, Juha Backman

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Automatic guidance systems for agricultural tractors are steering only the tractor, not the implement connected to the tractor. In a long trailer type implement, the deviation from the path may become remarkable under lateral forces causing navigation error. The implement steering combined with tractor steering would improve the accuracy remarkably, but there is no standard yet for multi-brand systems to operate as plug-and-play. Current systems are either two independent guidance systems, one for tractor and another one for implement, or the combined solution is provided from the same vendor. In both cases, the implement steering mechanism is usually retrofitted. In this paper, we present a model based on abstract implement to be included in ISO 11783 standard series. This model allows not only the data exchange model between the guidance system and the implement, but also makes the development of a guidance system easier. By using the abstract implement model, the guidance system may rely on a common kinematic model that is suitable for any implement with steering capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture, AGRICONTROL 2016
Number of pages6
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

Publication series

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


ConferenceIFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture
Abbreviated titleAGRICONTROL
CountryUnited States
Internet address


  • automatic guidance
  • implement steering
  • implements
  • interfaces
  • navigation
  • tractors

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