Disturbance propagation in vehicle strings

@article{Seiler2004DisturbancePI,
  title={Disturbance propagation in vehicle strings},
  author={Peter Seiler and Aniruddha Pant and J. Karl Hedrick},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control},
  year={2004},
  volume={49},
  pages={1835-1842}
}
This note 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 to a complementary sensitivity integral constraint. We also examine how the disturbance to error gain for an entire platoon scales with the… CONTINUE READING
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