Heikkilä, M.; Suomalainen, J.; Saukko, O.; Kippola, T.; Lähetkangas, K.; Koskela, P.; Kalliovaara, J.; Haapala, H.; Pirttiniemi, J.; Yastrebova, A.; Posti, H. Unmanned Agricultural Tractors in Private Mobile Networks. Network 2022, 2, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/network2010001
Unmanned agricultural tractors in private mobile networks
|Author:||Heikkilä, Marjo1; Suomalainen, Jani2; Saukko, Ossi1;|
1Centria University of Applied Sciences, 84100 Ylivieska, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 02044 Espoo, Finland
3Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
4Turku University of Applied Sciences, 20520 Turku, Finland
5JAMK University of Applied Sciences, 43130 Saarijärvi, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2023042638850
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-04-26
The need for high-quality communications networks is urgent in data-based farming. A particular challenge is how to achieve reliable, cost-efficient, secure, and broadband last-mile data transfer to enable agricultural machine control. The trialed ad hoc private communications networks built and interconnected with different alternative wireless technologies, including 4G, 5G, satellite and tactical networks, provide interesting practical solutions for connectivity. A remotely controlled tractor is exemplified as a use case of machine control in the demonstrated private communication network. This paper describes the results of a comparative technology analysis and a field trial in a realistic environment. The study includes the practical implementation of video monitoring and the optimization of the control channel for remote-controlled unmanned agricultural tractors. The findings from this study verify and consolidate the requirements for network technologies and for cybersecurity enablers. They highlight insights into the suitability of different wireless technologies for smart farming and tractor scenarios and identify potential paths for future research.
|Pages:||1 - 20|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This work was supported by Business Finland and the consortium partners of the PRIORITY project. This work was also supported in part by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927).
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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