US 9,807,938 B2
Harvesting system having a self-propelled harvesting machine
Andreas Wilken, Bissendorf (DE); Christoph Heitmann, Warendorf (DE); Bastian Bormann, Guetersloh (DE); Joachim Baumgarten, Beelen (DE); Sebastian Neu, Bad Laer (DE); Boris Kettelhoit, Guetersloh (DE); Thilo Krause, Glinde (DE); Christoph Bussmann, Harsewinkel (DE); Henner Voecking, Rietberg (DE); and Felix Herter, Harsewinkel (DE)
Assigned to CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH, Harsewinkel (DE)
Filed by CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH, Harsewinkel (DE)
Filed on Apr. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/132,433.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2015 106 302 (DE), filed on Apr. 24, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0309656 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. A01F 12/18 (2006.01); A01D 41/127 (2006.01); G05B 13/02 (2006.01); G05B 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC A01F 12/184 (2013.01) [A01D 41/127 (2013.01); A01F 12/18 (2013.01); G05B 13/02 (2013.01); G05B 17/02 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A self-propelled harvesting machine, comprising:
multiple working units for processing crop picked up from a field;
a driver assistance system for sensor-supported control of the working units, the driver assistance system comprising a memory for storing data and a computing unit for processing the data;
an environmental sensor system for detecting environmental information that influences a harvesting process and that has one or more spatial areas of applicability located in an environment of the harvesting machine; and
a functional system model for at least one part of the harvesting machine that is stored in the memory;
wherein the computing unit functions as a characteristic control based on the functional system model, autonomously determines machine parameters of a particular working unit of the multiple working units and specifies the determined machine parameters to the particular working unit; and
wherein during the autonomous determination of the machine parameters, the computing unit: defines or modifies the system model based on the environmental information, superimposes a control circuit based on the environmental information, on the characteristic control, or both.