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Record 69 of 10846
Control techniques for an automated mixed traffic vehicle
Author and Affiliation:
Meisenholder, G. W.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Johnston, A. R.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., United States)
Abstract: The paper describes an automated mixed traffic vehicle (AMTV), a driverless low-speed tram designed to operate in mixed pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The vehicle is a six-passenger electric tram equipped with sensing and control which permit it to function on existing streets in an automatic mode. The design includes established wire-following techniques for steering and near-IR headway sensors. A 7-mph cruise speed is reduced to 2 mph or a complete stop in response to sensor (or passenger) inputs. The AMTV performance is evaluated by operation on a loop route and by simulation. Some necessary improvements involving sensors, sensor pattern, use of an audible signal, and control lag are discussed. It is suggested that appropriate modifications will eliminate collision incidents.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1977
Document ID:
19780039959
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 78A23868
Subject Category: URBAN TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORTATION
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A78-23851 08-63)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Joint Automatic Control Conference; June 22-24, 1977; San Francisco, CA
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS7-100
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AUTOMATED MIXED TRAFFIC VEHICLES; INFRARED SCANNERS; URBAN TRANSPORTATION; BARRIERS; COST ESTIMATES; NEAR INFRARED RADIATION; SURFACE VEHICLES
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Joint Automatic Control Conference, San Francisco, Calif., June 22-24, 1977, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A78-23851 08-63) New York, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 1977, p. 421-427. Research sponsored by the Urban Mass Transit Administration;
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