Stability Control Improvement and State Detection for Autonomous Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0223
Agency Tracking Number: A121-073-0364
Amount: $99,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-073
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
4970 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Hu, AL, -
DUNS: 541330
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Rolader
 President and CEO
 (770) 344-9057
Business Contact
 Glenn Rolader
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (770) 344-9057
Research Institution
Loss of vehicle control and vehicle rollover is a major cause of accidents for military vehicles such as the MRAP, LMTV, and FMTV. This problem is compounded in places with primitive, often unstable, roadways and rugged terrain. Standard roll stability control systems, such as those used in the automotive industry, can be used to reduce the likelihood of rollover caused by overly aggressive maneuvers on flat terrain, but they are generally not capable of preventing tripped or terrain influenced rolls. By leveraging advances in perception sensors, computing power, and data fusion, our proposal seeks to develop a tightly integrated system that perceives the future terrain/environment, calculates the vehicle dynamic response, and either selects a path/vehicle state that does not create rollover conditions and/or warns an operator of the potential instability in time for a corrective response. Such as system would significantly reduce military vehicle accidents and save lives.

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