Model-reference longitudinal control for automated vehicle systems

R. J. Caudill, S. L. Blasnik

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The problem of designing longitudinal control systems which provide acceleration and jerk limited response for automated vehicle systems is examined. Nondimensional models of vehicles propelled by d-c traction motors are used to evaluate the feasibility of the model-reference control concept. Analytical and computer simulation techniques are used to evaluate performance and assure critical string behavioral characteristics - asymptotic string stability and fixed endpoint speed transition region (proper curve negotiation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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