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Stability Control Improvement and State Detection for Autonomous Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-073-0860
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-073
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
990 North 8000 West Petersboro, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Stability Control Improvement and State Detection for Autonomous Vehicles
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0225
Award Amount: $99,489.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research will look at a combination of low-cost radar, stereo camera, and lidar data to generate a 3D model of the terrain ahead of a vehicle. The resulting terrain model will be automatically segmented, simplified and compressed to produce a reasonable description, which can interact with a vehicle model in real time to generate realistic forces on tires. The resulting estimated vehicle path will be examined for rollover or other hazard occurrence for driver alert. Further, the path will be compared with an ideal path, and a cost function will be applied to determine a measure of its"goodness."This measure will be used in a Model Predictive Control Optimizer to automatically modify autonomous steering, brake, and throttle inputs in a simulated UGV. Simulations will be run in CarSim and TruckSim to verify the method. The simulation will interact with a controller that runs in Matlab.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Berkemeier
Robotics Scientist
(435) 755-2980
mattb@autonomoussolutions.com

Business Contact:

Chris Brown
Business Development Manager
(435) 755-2980
chris@autonomoussolutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
990 North 8000 West Petersboro, UT -

EIN/Tax ID: 870662067
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No