Accession Number : ADA184030

Title :   A Simulation Study of a Speed Control System for Autonomous On-Road Operation of Automotive Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Dolezal,Michael J

PDF Url : ADA184030

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 270

Abstract : The study of human driving of automotive vehicles is an important aid to the development of viable autonomous vehicle navigation and control techniques. Observation of human behavior during driving suggests that this activity involved two distinct levels, the conscious and the unconscious. The behavior of a driver while stopping his vehicle at a stop sign can be conscious or unconscious, depending on the driver's skill level and the driving conditions. The driver's behavior involves a difficult process of estimating the distance to the stop sign and the velocity of the vehicle. Using these estimates, the driver then takes the necessary control actions to stop the vehicle. This research attempts to mimic the driver's conscious and unconscious behavior through mathematical modeling and computer simulation. Keywords: Theses; Robots; Longitudinal speed control; Three dimensional, Color graphics.

Descriptors :   *SPEED REGULATORS, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, BEHAVIOR, COLORS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CONSCIOUSNESS, CONTROL, CONTROL SYSTEMS, HUMANS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OBSERVATION, ROBOTS, SIMULATION, THESES, THREE DIMENSIONAL, VEHICLES, VELOCITY, VIABILITY

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE