Summarising and reporting sugarcane locomotive run statistics from TOTools and GPS data

Kono, Alex Rodrigues, Kent, Geoffrey, & Sahama, Tony R. (2014) Summarising and reporting sugarcane locomotive run statistics from TOTools and GPS data. In Bruce, R.C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2014), Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Gold Coast, QLD.

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The majority of sugar mill locomotives are equipped with GPS devices from which locomotive position data is stored. Locomotive run information (e.g. start times, run destinations and activities) is electronically stored in software called TOTools. The latest software development allows TOTools to interpret historical GPS information by combining this data with run information recorded in TOTools and geographic information from a GIS application called MapInfo. As a result, TOTools is capable of summarising run activity details such as run start and finish times and shunt activities with great accuracy. This paper presents 15 reports developed to summarise run activities and speed information. The reports will be of use pre-season to assist in developing the next year's schedule and for determining priorities for investment in the track infrastructure. They will also be of benefit during the season to closely monitor locomotive run performance against the existing schedule.

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ID Code: 82551
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781634393782
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2015 03:39
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 23:45

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