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Adaptive cruise control: Experimental validation of advanced controllers on scale-model cars

Mehra, Aakar and Ma, Wen-Loong and Berg, Forrest and Tabuada, Paulo and Grizzle, Jessy W. and Ames, Aaron D. (2015) Adaptive cruise control: Experimental validation of advanced controllers on scale-model cars. In: 2015 American Control Conference (ACC). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1411-1418. ISBN 978-1-4799-8684-2.

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Recent advances in automotive technology, such as, sensing and onboard computation, have resulted in the development of adaptive cruise control (ACC) algorithms that improve both comfort and safety. With a view towards developing advanced controllers for ACC, this paper presents an experimental platform for validation and demonstration of an online optimization based controller. Going beyond traditional PID based controllers for ACC that lack proof of safety, we construct a control framework that gives formal guarantees of correctness. In particular, safety constraints-maintaining a valid following distance from a lead car-are represented by control barrier functions (CBFs), and control objectives- achieving a desired speed-are encoded through control Lyapunov functions (CLFs). These different objectives can be unified through a quadtraic program (QP), with constraints dictated by CBFs and CLFs, that balances safety and the control objectives in an optimal fashion. This methodology is demonstrated on scale-model cars, for which the CBF-CLF based controller is implemented online, with the end result being the experimental validation of an advanced adaptive cruise controller.

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Ma, Wen-Loong0000-0002-0115-5632
Tabuada, Paulo0000-0002-3417-0951
Grizzle, Jessy W.0000-0001-7586-0142
Ames, Aaron D.0000-0003-0848-3177
Additional Information:© 2015 AACC. This work is supported by National Science Foundation through the CPS Awards 1239055, 1239037 and 1239085. The authors would like to thank Dr. Koushil Sreenath from Carnegie Mellon University for the discussions on barrier functions, Michael Zeagler for the construction of the mechanical setup and other members of AMBER Lab, specifically, Eric Cousineau, Jacob Reher, Ryan Sinnet, Shishir Kolathaya, Huihua Zhao, Johnathan Horn, Eric Ambrose, and Victor Parades for all the technical support.
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Official Citation:A. Mehra, W. Ma, F. Berg, P. Tabuada, J. W. Grizzle and A. D. Ames, "Adaptive cruise control: Experimental validation of advanced controllers on scale-model cars," 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, 2015, pp. 1411-1418. doi: 10.1109/ACC.2015.7170931
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