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A 3 in 1 trail system for operating on soft soils

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52894
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Forwarders
Harvesting
Skidders
Soil
Soft soil
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
Harvest operations on soft soils can be particularly challenging in order to respect site and soil disturbance guidelines as well as operational requirements. To address the challenges of operating on soft soils, FPInnovations has worked on solutions designed to reduce disturbance on weak soils while minimizing implementation and investment costs by using machines already being used in the operation.
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Adapting forest operations to climate change

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53260
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
January 2019
Edition
PIF
Material Type
Presentation
Field
Partnerships

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Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
January 2019
Edition
PIF
Material Type
Presentation
Physical Description
Video ; 0:34:03
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Partnerships
Research Area
Forestry
Series
PIF ; 2019
Language
English
Abstract
A presentation by Matthew Thiel for PIF (Partenariat Innovation Forêt)
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Decision support softground calculator for forestry equipment

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7895
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
2007
Material Type
Worksheet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
2007
Material Type
Worksheet
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Calculator
Harvesting
Equipment
Planning
Soft soil
Series Number
Software
Language
English
Abstract
This calculator tool has been developed to help member, partners, and contractors calculate costs by forestry machine, transport costs and block characteristics.
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Operational research results and implementation considerations for ribbonless harvesting systems

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49437
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.41
Language
English
Abstract
Ribbonless navigation systems offer the potential to reduce block layout costs while also improving operator productivity. We conducted a short field trial to test the accuracy of two available systems as well as identify challenges and best practices for companies looking to implement ribbonless navigation into their operation. The results highlight the importance of ongoing training and a clear set of operation wide guidelines and practices to get the maximum value out of an onboard ribbonless navigation system.
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Preliminary testing of mobile terrestrial LiDAR unit and future application considerations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49449
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Li, Jili
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Li, Jili
Date
March 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Planning
LiDAR
Harvesting
Thinning
British Columbia
Productivity
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.45
Language
English
Abstract
Mobile terrestrial LiDAR (MTL) systems have the potential to identify individual stems and serve as the basis for autonomous or semi -autonomous machine navigation. A small scale field trial was conducted to determine the accuracy with which a MTL system could map and extract stem positions and characteristics such as DBH. The trial yielded operationally accurate data at distances less than 15m, however, the study highlighted the need to optimize acquisition geometry to satisfy the model’s need for more ground reference points at further distances.
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Stem and stand characterization using mobile terrestrial LiDAR in plantation and complex multi-cohort stands

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52600
Author
Li, Jili
Thiel, Matthew
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Li, Jili
Thiel, Matthew
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
LiDAR
Plantations
Machines
Forestry
Productivity
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.38
Language
English
Abstract
The study investigated the impact of various data acquisition settings of a mobile LiDAR system on stem attributes such as DBH. Our trials in plantation and complex stands provided best LiDAR acquisition settings for future operational implementation in a context of real time ‘vision’ for forestry machines.
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