The Design of a Control Coupled Observer for the Longitudinal Control of Autonomous Vehicles

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Seibum Ben Choi

Varity Kelsey-Hayes, 12075 Tech Center Drive, Livonia, MI 48150

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 120(2), 288-289 (Jun 01, 1998) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802421 History: Received July 22, 1996; Online December 03, 2007


This paper presents a distance observer that was developed for the longitudinal control of autonomous vehicles. The observer is implemented on a platoon of test vehicles as part of the California PATH research program. The experimental results show that the observer filters out the sensing error very effectively without any noticeable phase lag.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Design , Vehicles , Errors , Filters
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