Lucas is a PhD student at Oregon State University working in harvesting system technology. His graduate work focuses on equipment instrumentation to ensure safety, increase productivity and improve operator experience. He earned a bachelors degree in forestry from the University of Kentucky and a masters in forestry from the University of Montana. His personal interests include forestry and family.
Non-contact tree measurement for forest harvesting machines
Using two lost-cost cameras we measure individual tree location and diameter. This technology can be mounted on forest harvesting machines and used by operators to measure tree diameters remotely. Operators can carry out DxP treatments from within the cab of the machine improving both the safety and efficiency of the operation.