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Results and conclusions: perception sensor study for high speed autonomous operations
Author(s): Anne Schneider; Zachary LaCelle; Alberto Lacaze; Karl Murphy; Ryan Close
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Paper Abstract

Previous research has presented work on sensor requirements, specifications, and testing, to evaluate the feasibility of increasing autonomous vehicle system speeds. Discussions included the theoretical background for determining sensor requirements, and the basic test setup and evaluation criteria for comparing existing and prototype sensor designs. This paper will present and discuss the continuation of this work. In particular, this paper will focus on analyzing the problem via a real-world comparison of various sensor technology testing results, as opposed to previous work that utilized more of a theoretical approach. LADAR/LIDAR, radar, visual, and infrared sensors are considered in this research. Results are evaluated against the theoretical, desired perception specifications. Conclusions for utilizing a suite of perception sensors, to achieve the goal of doubling ground vehicle speeds, is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9859, Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics III, 985902 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2222543
Show Author Affiliations
Anne Schneider, Robotic Research, LLC (United States)
Zachary LaCelle, Robotic Research, LLC (United States)
Alberto Lacaze, Robotic Research, LLC (United States)
Karl Murphy, Robotic Research, LLC (United States)
Ryan Close, US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9859:
Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics III
Dan Popa; Muthu B. J. Wijesundara, Editor(s)

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