Development of Infrared-Ray Communication System for Position Recognition of Yard Tractor in Container Terminal

컨테이너터미널 내의 야드 트랙터 위치인식을 위한 적외선 통신시스템 개발

  • 홍동희 (경기과학기술대학교 IT경영학부 e-비즈니스과) ;
  • 김창곤 (순천대학교 사회과학대학 물류학과)
  • Received : 2012.11.05
  • Accepted : 2012.12.12
  • Published : 2013.01.31


In Korea, the location of yard tractors is figured out in real time by using RFID system in container terminals. However, even though the location recognition of RFID system works fine when transfer crane is in yard operation, there are some problems when container crane is in ship operation. That is because yard tractors come one by one to each transfer crane in an order, but yard tractors come in 4 lanes to the container crane, which makes the system impossible to recognize each yard tractor separately. Therefore, we developed the infrared-ray communication system which can recognize yard tractors accurately in not only in the yard operation of transfer crane but also in the ship operation of container crane in same way in this study. The result in this study showed constant number of recognition, and the range of recognition measures 5.7m in 25m distance. The range of recognition shown in this study is enough to recognize each yard tractor passing under container crane separately.

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