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Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

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Matthew J. Darr

Controller Area Network

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Evaluation Of Controller Area Network Data Collection System In Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Matthew J. Darr, Lingying Zhao, M. R. Ehsani, J. K. Ward, T. S. Stombaugh May 2005

Evaluation Of Controller Area Network Data Collection System In Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Matthew J. Darr, Lingying Zhao, M. R. Ehsani, J. K. Ward, T. S. Stombaugh

Matthew J. Darr

Livestock and poultry industries play an important role in the food supply and economy of US agriculturalists. Current and historical trends show that the number of animals housed in individual facilities continues to grow on a yearly basis. While design improvements have enabled structures to physically house the growing number of livestock, a new problem exists in maintaining a safe indoor environment due to the increases in animal waste production. The Environmental Protection Agency is also beginning to enforce regulations to limit the daily emission rate of specific gases and odors associated with animal production. Research is needed to identify ...


Can-Based Distributed Control For Autonomous Vehicles, Matthew J. Darr, Timothy S. Stombaugh, Scott A. Shearer, John P. Fulton Aug 2004

Can-Based Distributed Control For Autonomous Vehicles, Matthew J. Darr, Timothy S. Stombaugh, Scott A. Shearer, John P. Fulton

Matthew J. Darr

Through the work of researchers and the development of commercially available products, automated guidance has become a viable option for agricultural producers. One limiting factor of many commercially available technologies is that they only automate one function of an agricultural vehicle and that their control systems are proprietary to a single machine model.The objective of this project was to evaluate a controller area network (CAN bus) as the basis of an automated agricultural vehicle. The prototype system utilized several microcontroller-driven nodes to act as control points along a system wide CAN bus. Messages were transferred to the steering, transmission ...