Measurement of agricultural field location using microwave frequency triangulation Academic Article uri icon


  • The permanent mapping of soil or crop variability or the control of field operations in response to previously measured variabilities requires a method of absolute position determination. This article reports on research on the testing and use of a nautical microwave distance measuring unit for agricultural field location. It was found to be successful for providing the path plot of a combine. A theory and methodology for the optimum locations of repeater remotes for triangulation equipment was developed and demonstrated. The theory minimized the maximum fix error in a two-dimensional field by indicating proper placement of the remotes. © 1990.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Searcy, S. W., Schueller, J. K., Bae, Y. H., & Stout, B. A.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • January 1990