Title: Advanced control techniques for unmanned ground vehicle: literature survey

Authors: Amr Mohamed; Moustafa El-Gindy; Jing Ren

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada ' Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada ' Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada

Abstract: With the recent progress in the unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) technologies such as sensors and advanced control systems, the potential of these autonomous vehicles has been greatly improved. Reliability and robustness are two of the major demands for unmanned ground vehicle in particular for the field of combat operations. Accordingly, one challenge is to develop an advanced control system to handle all the nonlinearities inherited in the vehicle subsystems and the harsh environmental conditions. On the other hand, motion planning and perception capabilities for UGVs also need to be improved by using smart sensors and various path planning methods so that UGVs can move safely among obstacles and achieve its desired manoeuvres.

Keywords: UGVs; unmanned ground vehicles; motion planning; perception; smart sensors; obstacles avoidance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVP.2018.088783

International Journal of Vehicle Performance, 2018 Vol.4 No.1, pp.46 - 73

Received: 02 Aug 2016
Accepted: 06 Jan 2017

Published online: 12 Dec 2017 *

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