8200 Aarhus N
Project title: Modelling, Simulation and Evaluation of Autonomous Agricultural Vehicle Guidance.
PhD student: Martin Peter Christiansen
Project period: 01/09-2011 to 01/06-2015
Main supervisor: Senior Researcher Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen
Co-supervisor: Prof. Peter Gorm Larsen and Senior Researcher Ole Green
Research section: Electrical and Computer Engineering
This PhD project deals with the challenges faced when designing and deploying an autonomous vehicle guidance system in the agricultural domain. Automatic guidance systems for agricultural machines (auto-steering systems) employ sensory input from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and/or other localisation systems. The auto-steering systems can increase efficiency in terms of reduced overlap, less operational time and fuel.
Before an auto-steering solution can be operational on a given vehicle, it is necessary to calibrate several (control) parameters of the auto steering system. These calibration parameters are dependent on the technical performance of the vehicle. We believe that better control parameters could be selected by utilising a simulated model of an agricultural machine. The simulated model will be able to execute and evaluate multiple candidate solutions using optimisation and search algorithms. The conjecture is that modelling and simulation would be less costly than selecting parameters and try to manually fine-tune an auto-steering system.
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Poster
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Konferencebidrag i proceedings
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Tidsskriftartikel
Aktivitet: Forskning › Peer reviewer/fagfællebedømmer af manuskripter
Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhed › Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus