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Research Project: Enhancing the Profitability and Sustainability of Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, and Agricultural Byproducts through Improvements in Pre- and Post-Harvest Processing

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Title: An electronic system for managing cotton modules - system development update

item Wanjura, John
item Holt, Gregory
item Pelletier, Mathew
item BARNES, EDWARD - Cotton, Inc

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/21/2019
Publication Date: 7/8/2019
Citation: Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Pelletier, M.G., Barnes, E.M. 2019. An electronic system for managing cotton modules - system development update. Meeting Abstract. Presentation. Boston, MA, July 7-10, 2019.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Over the last several years, work has been ongoing at CPPRU in Lubbock on the development of an electronic module management system which makes use of the RFID identification tags in round modules produced by John Deere cotton harvesters. Small scale beta testing was conducted on this system to check the functionality of the PC based data management utility, RFID Module Scan mobile application, and a new scanning system developed for use on module trucks. Additional work was conducted to document the influence of antenna transmit power and sensitivity settings on interrogation range and the occurrence of unintended tag reads. The system was later installed at a ginning facility in Louisiana for field testing under commercial conditions. Performance results and experiences observed during the beta and field testing phases will be presented in addition to comments on the direction of future developments.