After the initial days of operation, the preliminary examination of the raw data reveals a promising and unique treasure chest which the iFOS team will evaluate in the upcoming weeks.

The sensors integrated in the chainsaw delivered valuable data, which was streamed directly to laptops for further analysis. This data collection process will provide comprehensive insights that enable us to examine critical parameters such as spatial positioning of the stem sections, wood dimensions and working efficiency.

The cooperation between our research team, the STIHL development team, the forest management of BaySF, and the dedicated forest workers played a vital role in the success of this very first field test. Their expertise and support greatly contributed to the smooth execution of the study and the acquisition of high-quality data.

The analysis process will involve precise examination of the recorded data, extracting patterns, trends, and correlations to derive meaningful insights and potential optimizations. We will use this information to develop software for deducing harvesting data from the raw data in real-time. We are eager to share our findings and contribute to the continuous evolution of smart forestry practices. Stay tuned for forthcoming updates as we embark on the evaluation phase.

From left to right: Julia Kemmerer (BaySF IuK); Matthias Lanzl, Josef Strasser und Martin Baier (BaySF forest workers); Simon Baier and Lukas Schreiber (iFOS).