Design and Development of a Semi-Autonomous Military Fighting Vehicle
|International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|© 2015 by SSRG - IJEEE Journal|
|Volume 2 Issue 8|
|Year of Publication : 2015|
|Authors : Olaoluwa R. Popoola, Erastus O. Ogunti, Nkopuyo S. Ephraim|
How to Cite?
Olaoluwa R. Popoola, Erastus O. Ogunti, Nkopuyo S. Ephraim, "Design and Development of a Semi-Autonomous Military Fighting Vehicle," SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 4-8, 2015. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488379/IJEEE-V2I8P104
Flexibility of unmanned vehicles can be enhanced by inclusion of adaptive control which enables devices maintain intelligent decisions in slightly changing environments without human aid. This project designs and implements a MRAC-adaptive control system for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). It also implements a cost effective communication system for the vehicles. This effective combination of control and communication yields smart unmanned vehicles for society, government and military. The developed vehicle is equipped with an object avoidance algorithm which is programmed on a microcontroller unit. The unit receives information via a sensor set strategically on the chassis of the vehicle, makes its decision by the programmed algorithm and effect this decision by the adaptive algorithm linked with the actuators on board. Results show intelligent navigation and rapid avoidance of collision. The developed model was tested and transition time of less than 15ms was achieved.
MRAC- Model Reference adaptive control, Object avoidance, photosensitivity, Radio frequency, Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Semiautonomous.
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