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Research Output 1997 2019

2019

Sugarcane yield mapping based on vehicle tracking

Momin, M. A., Grift, T. E., Valente, D. S. & Hansen, A. C., Oct 15 2019, In : Precision Agriculture. 20, 5, p. 896-910 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

yield mapping
Saccharum
sugarcane
wagons
Motor Vehicles
2018

Climate change: Is it real?

Grift, T. E., Jul 1 2018, Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World, 25, 4, p. 30-31 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Climate Change
Climate change
climate change

Effect of tire inflation pressure on soil properties and yield in a corn - Soybean rotation for three tillage systems in the Midwestern United States

Shaheb, M. R., Grift, T. E., Godwin, R. J., Dickin, E., White, D. R. & Misiewicz, P. A., Jan 1 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Midwestern United States
tires
inflation
Tires
tillage

Effects of three cutting blade designs on energy consumption during mowing-conditioning of Miscanthus Giganteus

Gan, H., Mathanker, S., Momin, M. A., Kuhns, B., Stoffel, N., Hansen, A. C. & Grift, T. E., Feb 2018, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 109, p. 166-171 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus giganteus
mowing
conditioning
Energy utilization
heating

Research and development in agricultural robotics: A perspective of digital farming

Shamshiri, R. R., Weltzien, C., Hameed, I. A., Yule, I. J., Grift, T. E., Balasundram, S. K., Pitonakova, L., Ahmad, D. & Chowdhary, G., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 11, 4, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robotics
research and development
Agriculture
robots
farming systems

Simulation software and virtual environments for acceleration of agricultural robotics: Features highlights and performance comparison

Shamshiri, R. R., Hameed, I. A., Pitonakova, L., Weltzien, C., Balasundram, S. K., Yule, I. J., Grift, T. E. & Chowdhary, G., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 11, 4, p. 15-31 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

robots
Robotics
Virtual reality
Software
Robots
2017

Effects of four base cutter blade designs on sugarcane stem cut quality

Momin, M. A., Wempe, P. A., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., Jan 1 2017, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 60, 5, p. 1551-1560 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saccharum
cutters
sugarcane
stem
Lasers

Electrical capacitance as a proxy measurement of miscanthus bulk density, and the influence of moisture content and particle size

Tan, Y., Miao, Z., Abdul, M. M., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C., Mar 1 2017, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 134, p. 102-108 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus
capacitance
bulk density
particle size
moisture content

Geometry-based mass grading of mango fruits using image processing

Momin, M. A., Rahman, M. T., Sultana, M. S., Igathinathane, C., Ziauddin, A. T. M. & Grift, T. E., Jun 2017, In : Information Processing in Agriculture. 4, 2, p. 150-160 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fruits
mangoes
image processing
Image processing
fruit

Machine vision based soybean quality evaluation

Momin, M. A., Yamamoto, K., Miyamoto, M., Kondo, N. & Grift, T. E., Aug 2017, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 140, p. 452-460 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

computer vision
Computer vision
defect
soybean
beans

Semi-automated, machine vision based maize kernel counting on the ear

Grift, T. E., Zhao, W., Momin, M. A., Zhang, Y. & Bohn, M. O., Dec 2017, In : Biosystems Engineering. 164, p. 171-180 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

computer vision
Computer vision
Zea mays
Ear
ears
2016

Biomass feedstock preprocessing and long-distance transportation logistics

Lin, T., Rodríguez, L. F., Davis, S., Khanna, M., Shastri, Y., Grift, T., Long, S. & Ting, K. C., Jan 1 2016, In : GCB Bioenergy. 8, 1, p. 160-170 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

feedstocks
Feedstocks
Logistics
logistics
Biomass

Image processing for crop/weed discrimination in fields with high weed pressure

Li, N., Grift, T. E., Yuan, T., Zhang, C., Momin, M. A. & Li, W., Jan 1 2016, 2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, (2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Crops
Image processing
weeds
Pixels
image analysis
2015

ASABE's student robotics competition is thriving

Grift, T. E., Nov 1 2015, Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World, 22, 6, p. 17-19 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Robotics
students
Students

Automated detection of mechanically induced bruise areas in golden delicious apples using fluorescence imagery

Chiu, Y. C., Chou, X. L., Grift, T. E. & Chen, M. T., Jan 1 2015, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 58, 2, p. 215-225 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bruising (plant)
Contusions
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Malus
Fruits
root systems
Zea mays
corn
fractal dimensions
plant variety protection

Design and analysis of a wheel-legged hybrid locomotion mechanism

Zheng, C., Liu, J., Grift, T. E., Zhang, Z., Sheng, T., Zhou, J., Ma, Y. & Yin, M., Nov 2015, In : Advances in Mechanical Engineering. 7, 11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wheels
Robots
Chassis
Kinematics

Design and performance evaluation of upgraded portable monitoring units for barn air quality

Ji, B., Gates, R. S., Zheng, W., Grift, T. E., Miller, A. R. & Koelkebeck, K. W., Jan 1 2015, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 774-787 14 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

air quality
barns
Air quality
sensors (equipment)
Electrochemical sensors

Effect of blade oblique angle and cutting speed on cutting energy for energycane stems

Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., May 1 2015, In : Biosystems Engineering. 133, p. 64-70 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saccharum
stem
stems
energy
Costs and Cost Analysis

Measurement of Mechanical Compressive Properties and Densification Energy Requirement of Miscanthus × giganteus and Switchgrass

Miao, Z., Phillips, J. W., Grift, T. E. & Mathanker, S. K., Jan 1 2015, In : Bioenergy Research. 8, 1, p. 152-164 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus giganteus
Miscanthus
Panicum virgatum
Densification
energy requirements
2014

A wireless communication system for automated greenhouse operations

Chiu, Y. C., Yang, P. Y. & Grift, T. E., Apr 2014, In : Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. 7, 2, p. 78-85 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communications technology
robots
Greenhouses
Communication systems
Robots

Determining optimal size reduction and densification for biomass feedstock using the BioFeed optimization model

Shastri, Y. N., Miao, Z., Rodríguez, L. F., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Jan 1 2014, In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 8, 3, p. 423-437 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Densification
Feedstocks
Biomass
Particle size
Costs

Flow performance of ground biomass in a commercial auger

Miao, Z., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Nov 2014, In : Powder Technology. 267, p. 354-361 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomass
Flow rate
Conveying
Feedstocks
Energy efficiency

Impact of blade angle on miscanthus harvesting energy requirement

Maughan, J. D., Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Sep 1 2014, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 57, 4, p. 999-1006 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conditioner mowers
Lawn mowers
Miscanthus
Biofuels
Energy harvesting

Sensing miscanthus STEM bending force for maximizing throughput rate in a disk mower-conditioner

Mathanker, S. K., Hansen, A. C., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C., 2014, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 57, 1, p. 5-12 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conditioner mowers
Lawn mowers
Miscanthus
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
Biomass

Sensing miscanthus swath volume for maximizing baler throughput rate

Mathanker, S. K., Maughan, J. D., Hansen, A. C., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C., 2014, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 57, 2, p. 355-362 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus
Biomass
Throughput
biomass
Costs and Cost Analysis
2013

An overview of lignocellulosic biomass feedstock harvest, processing and supply for biofuel production

Miao, Z., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Jan 1 2013, In : Biofuels. 4, 1, p. 5-8 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biofuels
biofuel
Feedstocks
Biomass
biomass

Energy and pressure requirement for compression of Miscanthus giganteus to an extreme density

Miao, Z., Phillips, J. W., Grift, T. E. & Mathanker, S. K., Jan 1 2013, In : Biosystems Engineering. 114, 1, p. 21-25 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus giganteus
Coal
coal
Biomass
compression

Energy requirement for lignocellulosic feedstock densifications in relation to particle physical properties, preheating, and binding agents

Miao, Z., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Jan 17 2013, In : Energy and Fuels. 27, 1, p. 588-595 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preheating
Densification
Feedstocks
Physical properties
Energy utilization

Impact of blade angle on miscanthus harvesting energy requirement

Maughan, J. D., Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., Jan 1 2013, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 2551-2564 14 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lawn mowers
Miscanthus
conditioner mowers
Energy harvesting
energy requirements

Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock supply logistics and system integration

Miao, Z., Shastri, Y., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C., Dec 1 2013, Biomass Processing, Conversion and Biorefinery. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 37-60 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Feedstocks
Logistics
Biomass
Natural resources
Biofuels

Maize root matters

Grift, T. & Bohn, M., Jul 1 2013, Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World, 20, 4, p. 4-6 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Zea mays
Imaging techniques
corn
Agricultural engineering
Digital cameras

Relationship between biomass feedstock electrical capacitance and bulk density during compression

Tan, Y., Miao, Z., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C., Jan 1 2013, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 1044-1053 10 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

capacitance
feedstocks
Feedstocks
bulk density
Biomass

Transportation

Grift, T. E., Miao, Z., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Oct 1 2013, Engineering and Science of Biomass Feedstock Production and Provision. Springer New York, Vol. 9781489980144. p. 141-164 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Biomass
feedstocks
biomass
infrastructure
Fossil Fuels
2012

A LIDAR-based crop height measurement system for Miscanthus giganteus

Zhang, L. & Grift, T. E., Jul 1 2012, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 85, p. 70-76 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus giganteus
lidar
Crops
crop
crops

A monocular vision-based diameter sensor for Miscanthus giganteus

Zhang, L. & Grift, T. E., Mar 1 2012, In : Biosystems Engineering. 111, 3, p. 298-304 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monocular Vision
Miscanthus giganteus
sensors (equipment)
Lasers
Cameras

Cutting energy characteristics of Miscanthus x giganteus stems with varying oblique angle and cutting speed

Johnson, P. C., Clementson, C. L., Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., May 1 2012, In : Biosystems Engineering. 112, 1, p. 42-48 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Miscanthus giganteus
Equipment and Supplies
stems
energy
Miscanthus

Determination of energy requirements for densifying miscanthus and switchgrass feedstock with a medium-scaled compressor

Miao, Z., Phillips, J. W., Grift, T. E. & Mathanker, S. K., Jan 1 2012, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 3844-3854 11 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

compressors
Miscanthus
Panicum virgatum
feedstocks
energy requirements

Impact of cutting speed, blade type, and blade angle on miscanthus harvesting energy requirement

Maughan, J. D., Mathanker, S. K., Fehrenbacher, B. M., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., Jan 1 2012, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 3245-3253 9 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Miscanthus
Energy harvesting
energy requirements
power requirement
cutters

Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock transportation alternatives, logistics, equipment configurations, and modeling

Miao, Z., Shastri, Y., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., May 1 2012, In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 6, 3, p. 351-362 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Feedstocks
Logistics
Biomass
Costs
Agricultural wastes

Variable field-of-view machine vision based row guidance of an agricultural robot

Xue, J., Zhang, L. & Grift, T. E., Jun 1 2012, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 84, p. 85-91 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

robots
computer vision
field of view
Computer vision
Robots

Yield monitoring and mapping systems for hay and forage harvesting: A review

Maughan, J. D., Mathanker, S. K., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., Jan 1 2012, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 3254-3260 7 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Torque meters
yield monitoring
yield mapping
Harvesters
Crops
2011

Agricultural robot turning in the headland of corn fields

Xue, J. & Grift, T. E., Jul 4 2011, Advanced Research on Mechanical Engineering, Industry and Manufacturing Engineering. p. 780-784 5 p. (Applied Mechanics and Materials; vol. 63-64).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Robots
Cameras
DC motors
Fuzzy logic
Crops

Design and testing of an intra-row mechanical weeding machine for corn

Cordill, C. & Grift, T. E., Nov 1 2011, In : Biosystems Engineering. 110, 3, p. 247-252 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weed control
mechanical weed control
Zea mays
maize
corn

Development of a tabletop guidance system for educational robots

Bac, C. W., Grift, T. E. & Menezes, G., Oct 17 2011, In : Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 27, 5, p. 829-838 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Educational robots
Robots
Sensor arrays
Laser beams
Global positioning system

Effect of biodiesel on engine performances and emissions

Xue, J., Grift, T. E. & Hansen, A. C., Feb 2011, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 15, 2, p. 1098-1116 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biodiesel
Engines
Crude oil
Alternative fuels
Air pollution

Energy requirement for comminution of biomass in relation to particle physical properties

Miao, Z., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Mar 1 2011, In : Industrial Crops and Products. 33, 2, p. 504-513 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy requirements
particle size
physical properties
Panicum virgatum
biomass

High-throughput phenotyping technology for maize roots

Grift, T. E., Novais, J. & Bohn, M., Sep 1 2011, In : Biosystems Engineering. 110, 1, p. 40-48 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fractals
Zea mays
fractal dimensions
Fractal dimension
maize

Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock supply logistic analysis

Miao, Z., Shastri, Y., Grift, T. E., Hansen, A. C. & Ting, K. C., Jan 1 2011, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 5440-5460 21 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011; vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

logit analysis
feedstocks
biomass
biorefining
supply balance

The farm of the future

Grift, T. E., Jan 2011, In : Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World. 18, 1, p. 4 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Farms
farms