Look Ahead Cruise Control: Road Slope Estimation and Control Sensitivity
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Look ahead cruise control is a relatively new concept. It deals with the possibility of making use of recorded road slope data in combination with GPS, inorder to improve vehicle cruise control. This thesis explores the possibility ofestimating road slope as well as investigating the sensitivity of two look aheadcontrollers, with respect to errors in estimation of mass, wheel radius and roadslope.
A ﬁlter using GPS and standard vehicle sensors is used for estimation ofroad slope. The ﬁlter is robust to losses in data since redundant information isavailable. Possible errors in estimation caused by the ﬁlter are identiﬁed.
Two previously published look ahead controllers using diﬀerent strategies tocontrol a heavy vehicle are investigated. A description of controller behaviourin perfect conditions is presented. Sensitivity analysis is performed identifyingerroneous control behaviour inﬂicted by errors in the used vehicle model androad slope. Further, eﬀects on controllers caused by errors in road slope estimation estimation are detected. Conclusions about the two look ahead strategiesare drawn.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 44 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107527DiVA: diva2:576407
Subject / course
Master of Science in Engineering
Johansson, Karl Henrik