Transactions of the ASAE vol:38 issue:5 pages:1327-1333
Chemical crop protection belongs to the most important field operations. Unwanted rolling and vertical translations of tractor and spray boom create local under- and overapplications of spray. The principal gains of the system equations of the sprayer can be used as a reliable measure to quantify the mechanical performance of the sprayer. They describe how disturbances will be transmitted through the machine as a function of the frequency. The principal gains of a transfer function matric can also be utilized in a mathematical programming problem with which the mechanical performance of the sprayer is optimized.