Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member

Mohamed Trabia

Number of Pages

116

Abstract

The control of an autonomous passenger vehicle to reach a target amid static and dynamic obstacles is presented. To accommodate various model and environmental uncertainties, fuzzy logic is used in designing the vehicle's controller. The controller evaluates sensor information and outputs signals to change the vehicle's steering and throttle angles. To emulate human behavior, the controller is divided into separate modules. Each module deals with a specific navigational problem such as target steering, target throttle control, cornering throttle control, collision avoidance steering, and collision avoidance throttle control. Several simulation examples are included.

Keywords

Autonomous Control; Fuzzy; Logic; Navigational; Vehicle

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering; Automobiles--Design and construction; Artificial intelligence

File Format

pdf

File Size

2129.92 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/60co-fh1q


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