Modelling of spatial light distribution in the greenhouse: description of the model

G.H. Buck-Sorlin, R. Hemmerling, J. Vos, P.H.B. de Visser

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Abstract

In Dutch greenhouse horticulture, use of additional assimilation light in the form of lamps plays an important role. So far, little is known about the effect of lamp positions, types, and spectra, on light distribution per se and on light interception by the crop canopy in relation to the arrangement and architecture of different crops. We present here a new model of a SON-T assimilation lamp, implemented using the interactive modelling platform GroIMP. A set of virtual lamps is positioned in a simulated 3D greenhouse, which latter exhibits main geometric features and semitransparent surface textures imitating glass and construction elements. Here we show results of the simulation of spatial distribution of light. The application of such virtual lamps for the simulation of light interception in static virtual crops of rose and tomato is briefly illustrated and the extension of this model to other lamp types, such as LED, is discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications - PMA09, Beijing, China, 9-13 November 2009
EditorsB. Li, M. Jaeger, Y. Guo
Place of PublicationBeijing, China
PublisherIEEE
Pages79-86
ISBN (Electronic)9781424463305
ISBN (Print)9781424463299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThird International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications, Beijing, China -
Duration: 9 Nov 200913 Nov 2009

Conference

ConferenceThird International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications, Beijing, China
Period9/11/0913/11/09

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    Buck-Sorlin, G. H., Hemmerling, R., Vos, J., & de Visser, P. H. B. (2010). Modelling of spatial light distribution in the greenhouse: description of the model. In B. Li, M. Jaeger, & Y. Guo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications - PMA09, Beijing, China, 9-13 November 2009 (pp. 79-86). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PMA.2009.45