This is a project in automatic control in a project course (Control Project Labortory, CDIO) held by the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) at Linköpings University. The course is given to master students in automatic control.
The platform given includes a race track with radio controlled 1:43 scale cars along with two infrared cameras and a video projector in the ceiling. This project is the third iteration of a system introduced in 2011.
This years addition is a further development of the system regarding autonomous control and sensor fuison. The system has also been expanded with a standalone vehicle simulator. To enhance the demonstration the system has been extended with a video projector to visualize information during driving and simulation on the race track.
The control system uses a trajectory that has been calculated offline using optimal control theory in previous projects. Given this trajectory the control system can adaptively calculate an optimal speed profile online to minimize the lap times. Battery level and tier wear are being accounted for.
Linköpings Tekniska Högskola
Course code / Course:
TSRT10 / Control Project Labortory, CDIO