Real-time Multibody Model Based Heads-Up Display Unit of a Tractor

Suraj Jaiswal (Corresponding Author), Rafael Aman, Jussi Sopanen, Aki Mikkola

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    The concept of heads-up display can be used to provide augmented information onto the windshield of a tractor. The objective of this paper is to introduce a detailed real-time multibody model that is used in the design of a novel heads-up display unit of a tractor. To this end, a tractor is described using a multibody dynamics approach. A heads-up display unit is designed using a series of tasks that are associated with sets of logical conditions and instructions. These conditions and instructions, in turn, determine/design the analog and digital gauges. The gauges are linked with the virtual sensors installed at a number of locations on the tractor. In this study, the heads-up display unit includes elements, such as tachometer, speedometer, roll inclinometer, gear indicator, fuel gauge, and bucket height, tilt, and weight indicators. The effectiveness of the heads-up display unit is determined based on a goal of moving a certain amount of sand from one place to another. The results demonstrate the utility of the heads-up display unit.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number9400353
    Pages (from-to)57645 - 57657
    Number of pages13
    JournalIEEE Access
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2021
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Agricultural machinery
    • heads-up display
    • Hydraulic systems
    • Mathematical model
    • Multibody dynamics
    • Object oriented modeling
    • physics-based model
    • real-time simulation
    • Real-time systems
    • tractor model
    • Vehicle dynamics
    • Vehicles


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