e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Using continuous-curvature paths to generate feasible headland turn manoeuvres


Today's agricultural engineering is characterised by automation and information technology. Automatic steering systems have become an adequate tool for guidance on a track with accuracy in the range of centimetres. Consequently, the transition from track to track must be planned exactly, so that the target track is achieved precisely. A method which can generate turn trajectories - so-called headland turns - with smooth transition and a fast computation performance is investigated. The method is based on the continuous-curvature path planning in the field of mobile robotics and is connected to the specific agronomic requirements. In this context the clothoid construction element constitutes the main construction element. It enables the smooth connection from zero curvature to maximal curvature which represents the reciprocal of the minimal turning radius. In totality, a manoeuvre can be planned with modified Dubins curves, both going backwards and forwards is feasible with modified Reeds and Shepp curves. Seven different manoeuvres are useful from an agronomic point of view. It is shown that all turn manoeuvres are feasible with this method. Also an analysis regarding the trajectory length, the headland width and the operation time is shown. (C) 2013 IAgrE. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Data keywords
    • information technology
    Agriculture keywords
    • agriculture
    Data topic
    • information systems
    • sensors
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