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Chip trailer auto-tarping-observations on two prototype systems - Part 1

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49485
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
July 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
July 2017
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Injuries
Trailers
Safety
Prototypes
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.28
Language
English
Abstract
Auto tarping system has the potential to reduce tarping-related injuries. Therefore, in cooperation with the BC Bulk Haulers Injury Elimination Task Force, FPInnovations reviewed two prototype auto-tarping systems that will work on flow-through type B-trains. Initial observations for these systems were documented in this Info Note
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Evaluating of the CurAegis myCadian watch and CURA technology for driver fatigue management

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52823
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
May 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
May 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Monitoring
Trucks
Forestry
Safety
Logging
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2019 n.14
Language
English
Abstract
As part of the technology evaluation of a driver fatigue management system, CurAegis’s wristband-based fatigue monitoring system was evaluated in one logging contractor’s fleet in the B.C. Interior. The drivers’ feedback, sleep data, and alertness score were collected. The alertness score reported by the watch was compared and correlated with the driver’s subjective fatigue score. The following is the study results and findings.
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Evaluation of 5.9 GHz DSRC and 900 MHz vehicle-to-vehicle communication in a resource road environment: intermediate trial results

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7515
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Noori, Hamed
Petch, Nico
Michelson, David G.
Date
May 2018
Edition
49857
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Noori, Hamed
Petch, Nico
Michelson, David G.
Date
May 2018
Edition
49857
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Transport
Safety
Logging roads
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.32
Language
English
Abstract
In the initial trial, 5.9 GHz dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) radio links with 0.2 W transmit power were tested in a resource road environment at UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Average non-line-of-sight communication ranges of about 350 m were achieved. Since such ranges are insufficient for resource road safety applications, further tests of 5.9 GHz DSRC radios with higher gain antenna and transmit power were conducted. In addition, the non-line-of-sight communication range of off-the-shelf 900 MHz radio with 10-W transmit power was also evaluated and found to exceed 725 m. The results and findings from this study are presented and further work that would meet the needs of forest resource sectors is proposed.
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Evaluation of seeing machines - an onboard fatigue and distraction monitoring system

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7670
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Date
January 2019
Edition
52687
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Date
January 2019
Edition
52687
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
25 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Machines
Monitoring
Safety
Trucks
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2019 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
As part of FPInnovations’ and BC Forest Safety Council’s ongoing evaluation of fatigue management, the driver assistance system Seeing Machines, an eye-tracking-based technology that monitors driver fatigue onboard in real time, was evaluated. In addition, distraction was monitored and evaluated. Readiband, a wristband technology with biomathematical science that monitors drivers’ sleep quantity and quality, was used to correlate the band-reported fatigue score with Seeing Machines’ reported fatigue events. The study findings, participants’ feedback, and onboard device performance are summarized in this report.
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Evaluation of the Seeing Machines' Guardian Gen 2 driver fatigue and distraction monitoring system in interior British Columbia log-hauling operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub19851
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Kohorst, Trish
Jokai, Rob
Contributor
BC Forest Safety Council
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Driver fatigue
Log hauling
FPI TR
Transport
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.3
Language
English
Abstract
As part of FPInnovations’ and BC Forest Safety Council’s ongoing evaluation of fatigue management technology, Seeing Machines’ Guardian Gen 2, an eye-tracking–based driver assistance system that monitors driver fatigue and distraction, was evaluated in Interior B.C. log-hauling operations. In addition, driver fatigue scores based on a wristband technology, Readiband, were correlated with the drivers’ reported scores to verify the fatigue level in the participating fleets. The study findings, participants’ feedback, and onboard device performance are summarized in this report.
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Evaluation of trucks equipped with electronic stability control systems on resource roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52637
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
28 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Transport
Stability
Safety
Logging roads
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.33
Language
English
Abstract
With the mandate of all heavy-duty trucks and tractors in North America to be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC) due in 2019 and ESC on three-axle trucks and tractors manufactured in the U.S. and Canada already mandated; the implication of this system’s use on resource roads remains unknown. Therefore, a study was conducted on a fleet of four ESC-equipped tractors and two non-ESC tractors hauling wood chips from the forest. In this report, the driver and fleet supervisors’ feedback, ESC lifetime and study period activations, and ESC system performance on resource roads were investigated.
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Gestion de la fatigue chez les conducteurs. Évaluation de la montre myCadian et de la technologie CURA de CurAegis

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52868
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
Juin 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
Juin 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Monitoring
Trucks
Forestry
Safety
Logging
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
FO Rapport Technique ; RT 2019 N 14
Language
French
Abstract
Dans le cadre de l’évaluation d’un système de gestion de la fatigue des conducteurs, la montre de surveillance de la fatigue de CurAegis a été évaluée dans la flotte d’un entrepreneur forestier de l’intérieur de la C.-B. On a recueilli les commentaires des conducteurs, des données sur le sommeil et des cotes de vigilance. La cote de vigilance indiquée par la montre a été comparée et mise en corrélation avec une évaluation subjective de la fatigue du conducteur. Voici les résultats et les constatations de l’étude.
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Quick guidelines on treated boomstick handling and disposal for field users

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52961
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Wong, Daniel
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Wong, Daniel
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Boomstick
Treatment
Series Number
Pamphlet 2020 04
Abstract
A properly treated boomstick will prevent marine borer attack, thereby increasing the service life of the boomstick. This quick list of guidelines supplements the more detailed user guide produced by FPInnovations.
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Treated boomsticks user guide

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52960
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Wong, Daniel
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Wong, Daniel
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Boomstick
Treatment
Series Number
Special Publication SP 541
ISBN
9780864885951
ISSN
19250495
Abstract
A properly treated boomstick will prevent marine borer attack, thereby increasing the service life of the boomstick. The coastal forest industry asked FPInnovations to develop a user guide for their field staff as a result of a successful service trial of chromated copper arsenate-treated boomsticks. This user guide will assist industry with the successful implementation of the treated boomsticks.
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Évaluation de camions équipés de systèmes électroniques de contrôle de la stabilité sur des routes d’accès aux ressources

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52644
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Shetty, Mithun
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
30 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Transport
Stability
Safety
Logging roads
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
FO Rapport Technique ; RT 2018 N 33
Language
English
Abstract
Tous les camions et tracteurs lourds d’Amérique du Nord devront être équipés d’un système de contrôle électronique de la stabilité (ou ESC) en 2019 et les camions et tracteurs à trois essieux fabriqués aux É.-U. et au Canada doivent déjà l’être. Malgré tout, les implications de l’utilisation de ce système sur les routes d’accès aux res-sources demeurent inconnues. C’est pourquoi une étude a été réalisée sur une flotte de quatre tracteurs équipés de systèmes d’ESC et de deux tracteurs non équipés de la technologie qui transportaient des copeaux de bois en prove-nance de la forêt. Dans le présent rapport, nous avons étudié la réaction des conducteurs et superviseurs de la flotte, l’activation des sys-tèmes sur la durée de vie et pendant la période d’étude ainsi que leur performance sur des routes d’accès aux ressources.
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