Integrated design and control for header height control of combine harvesters

Yangmin Xie, Andrew G Alleyne

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Abstract

This paper introduces an integrated design and control method for improving the header height control performance of combine harvesters. Due to the legacy design of the mechanical system, the bandwidth of feedback control is limited, which induces a performance bottleneck in further improving the harvesting productivity. To solve this problem, the integrated design for both the mechanical system and controller is proposed. This integrated method optimizes both the plant and controller parameters during the design process, and takes the closed loop performance as the ultimate design goal. As a result, the plant is redesigned automatically to achieve a local optimized control performance within parameter constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2705-2710
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/4/146/6/14

Keywords

  • Autonomous systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Robust control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Xie, Y., & Alleyne, A. G. (2014). Integrated design and control for header height control of combine harvesters. In 2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 (pp. 2705-2710). [6858794] (Proceedings of the American Control Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACC.2014.6858794