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Spring Damper based Platoon Control for Merging Cars

Werven, Jesse van (2019) Spring Damper based Platoon Control for Merging Cars.

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Abstract:Vehicle platooning is a promising solution to the ever-growing crowdedness of highways. By eliminating humans from the driving process, not only can it be made safer, but also more efficient. Platoon structures allow for better fuel economy for the cars within the platoon, which in turn allows platoons to drive further on less fuel. This paper proposes physics based controllers for platoon control. Controllers are designed based on the physical properties of springs and dampers. The performance of these controllers is then analyzed using metrics such as safety, error convergence, and passenger jerk. Finally, controller parameter are selected based on a cost function in order to tune controller performance to performance criteria.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Applied Mathematics BSc (56965)
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