Accession Number : ADA184243

Title :   Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) Planning and Navigation System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1, 19 Sep 85-19 Oct 86,

Corporate Author : HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA

Personal Author(s) : Keirsey,D M ; Mitchell,J S ; Payton,D W ; Tseng,D Y ; Wong,V S

PDF Url : ADA184243

Report Date : 06 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The Hughes planning system is designed to achieve the reasoning requirements of the Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) for navigation in unconstrained outdoor environments. This system is designed specifically to handle diverse terrain with maximal speed, efficacy and versatility. The hierarchical architecture for this system is presented along with the detailed algorithms, heuristics, and planning methodologies for the component modules. The architecture is structured such that lower-level modules perform tasks requiring greatest immediacy while higher-level modules perform tasks involving greater assimilation of sensor data, making use of large amounts of a priori knowledge.

Descriptors :   *GROUND VEHICLES, *MILITARY VEHICLES, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *ROBOTICS, ALGORITHMS, HEURISTIC METHODS, NAVIGATION, METHODOLOGY, PLANNING, REASONING, REQUIREMENTS, ASSIMILATION, DETECTORS, TERRAIN, ARCHITECTURE, SURFACE NAVIGATION

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Bionics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE