RADAR BASED CONVOYING USING A FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SURFACE PATCH

This paper considers the development of a look-ahead radar based sensor/control system in a convoying application of truck-trailers. A radar reflective patch is attached to rear side of every leading vehicle in the convoy, and every follower is equipped with a radar transmitter/receiver. The information provided to the controlled truck by the radar sensor consists of the distance between the trailing truck and the leading truck, and the offset distance between the reflective patch and the local longitudinal axis of the trailing truck. This information is used for the decentralized headway and steering control of the convoying vehicles.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 750-755

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM