Intelligent Urgent Stop

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-19-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: A183-155-0250
Amount: $99,429.64
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-155
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-02
Small Business Information
990 North 8000 West, Petersboro, UT, 84325
DUNS: 964299791
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Ferrin
 (435) 755-2980
Business Contact
 Raeghn Torrie
Phone: (435) 755-2980
Research Institution
As autonomous vehicles become more prevalent in day-to-day military and industry operations, the technology surrounding functionally-safe autonomous subsystems must become increasingly reliable. A vehicles kinetic energy must be safely dissipated during a stop.Steering and braking must be done intelligently to maintain vehicle control and mitigate vehicle wear and tear.There are many factors to consider when bringing a vehicle to a stop, including terrain, vehicle dynamics, mission goals, and obstacle avoidance.We propose to develop an intelligent stopping controller that uses available sensory information and a sophisticated vehicle model to issue optimally-safe steering and braking commands.Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is a leader in developing vehicle automation kits. The work proposed here will allow for more sophisticated stopping based on vehicle state, vehicle dynamics and capability, and environmental factors. This work includes identifying necessary steps to get this emergency stop system safety-certified. Of special interest to ASI are using terrain information and surface friction estimates together with the vehicle dynamics to bring the vehicle to a safe stop without incurring unnecessary wear and tear.

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