Accession Number:

AD0730119

Title:

A Minimax Design of a Discrete Rate Highway Vehicle Steering Control.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE