Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Note to reviewers: this is a student paper that I want to submit to the Student Division. I will list myself as the author for now and after the students register we will add them as the authors and change me to a coauthor.
This paper intends to cover the developmental process of an undergraduate course in the design of control systems for intelligent vehicles. The course will teach students about the current state of intelligent vehicle technology, dynamic vehicle modeling and system characterization, the kinds of sensors and actuators used in intelligent vehicles, signal processing and filtering, levels of vehicle awareness, the controllers used in intelligent vehicles, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) algorithms. The course will consist of a lecture and a lab. In the lab, students will practice vehicle modeling and design control systems that will allow ADAS features to be implemented onto the small-scale vehicle platform. This paper will discuss the design of the small-scale vehicle platform as well as the design of the courseware for use in the lab. The vehicle platform must be designed in such a way as to support the activities of the lab. This includes selecting a variety of sensors such that the platform can support a number of ADAS technologies, providing data collection systems, and designing the basic control systems on the vehicle so the behavior of the vehicle is predictable and easy to troubleshoot. The students will design their ADAS controllers in Mathwork’s Simulink and deploy them to the vehicle. One of the motivations for using Simulink to design the controllers for the small-scale vehicle is to make this course accessible to students who do not have a background in programming. In the course lab, students will design control systems for various ADAS technologies that are currently being implemented on production vehicles. These technologies include lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and dynamic stability control. In the second half of the course, students will have the opportunity to do a project where they expand upon the ADAS capabilities of the vehicle platform. The purpose of the course will be to prepare students for careers in the future of automotive technology and driver-assistance systems. This will be one of the first courses in the country on intelligent vehicle design, and possibly the only course of its specific design.
De Rosier, S., & Riccoboni, D. E., & Rothhammer-Ruiz, P. M., & Birdsong, C. (2018, June), Small-Scale Intelligent Vehicle Platform for Future Controls Course in the Application of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30969
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