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This paper focuses on disturbance propagation in vehicle strings. It is known that using only relative spacing information to follow a constant distance behind the preceding vehicle leads to string instability. Specifically, small disturbances acting on one vehicle can propagate and have a large effect on another vehicle. We show that this limitation is due(More)
—A new method is proposed for designing controllers with arbitrarily small tracking error for uncertain, mismatched nonlinear systems in the strict feedback form. This method is another " synthetic input technique , " similar to backstepping and multiple surface control methods, but with an important addition, 1 low pass filters are included in the design(More)
—An important aspect of an automated highway system design is the synthesis of an automatic vehicle following system. Associated with automatic vehicle following systems is the problem of the stability of a string of vehicles, i.e., the problem of spacing error propagation, and in some cases, amplification upstream from one vehicle to another, due to some(More)
This article presents the use of a model-based approach for the development of real-time, embedded, hybrid control software. The concepts are illustrated with a scenario involving speed-profile tracking and vehicle following applications for passenger vehicles. The model-based approach was developed in partnership between the University of California at(More)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have shown promise in recent years for autonomous sensing. UAVs systems have been proposed for a wide range of applications such as mapping, surveillance, search, and tracking operations. The recent availability of low-cost UAVs suggests the use of teams of vehicles to perform sensing tasks. To leverage the capabilities of a(More)