A Minimax Design of a Discrete Rate Highway Vehicle Steering Control.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB
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The problem of road vehicle steering by the severely disabled is discussed and a discrete rate steering control proposed. Two models of the driver-vehicle system with discrete rate steering are presented and their descriptive properties discussed. Two minimax parameter optimization algorithms, Hellers gradient algorithm and a quasi brute force algorithm, are described and their convergence compared on a sample problem. The parameters of one model are optimized using the quasi brute force algorithm. The convergence properties of the algorithm in the presence of discontinuities in the performance index is noted. The road following behavior of the optimized discrete rate system model is analyzed and discussed. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems