—The new technologies play a more and more
important role in improving the productivity over the
agriculture industry. The irrigation machines as well as
technologies have significant roles. Nowadays, intelligent
systems and robots are employed supplementary on irrigation
systems, aiming to decrease the manpower defects as well as
save on energy and time. In the present work, the sprinkler
irrigation classic method (moving sprinkler) is considered in
detail and some of the shortcomings of this method are
highlighted. Since, in sprinkler irrigation classic method after
each period of irrigation the position of the sprinklers have to be
replaced by manpower, this difficulty makes the method
impractical from time, cost and energy points of view. The
purpose of this study is to propose and develop an automatic
guide vehicle (AGV) with the capability to change sprinklers
timely and on appropriate positions for sprinkler irrigation
classic method. The designed AGV is simulated on computer
environment and the results show acceptable outcomes.
—Automated guided vehicle, irrigation,
The authors are with Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eastern
Mediterranean University, Famagusta, KKTC, Via 10 Mersin Turkey
(e-mail: Reza.vatankhah@ cc.emu.edu.tr).
Cite:Saeid Jafari, Reza Vatankhah Barenji, and Majid Hashemipour, "Towards an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) in Sprinkler Irrigation," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 456-460, 2013.