A Critical Review of the State-of-the-Art in Autonomous Land Vehicle Systems and Technology

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This report describes the current state-of-the-art in Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) systems and technology. Five functional technology areas are identified and addressed. For each a brief, subjective, preface is first provided which envisions the necessary technology for the deployment of an operational ALV system. Subsequently, a detailed literature review is provided to support and elaborate these views. It is further established how these five technology areas fit together as a functioning whole. The essential conclusion of this report is that the necessary sensors, algorithms and methods to develop and demonstrate an operationally viable all-terrain ALV already exist and could be ... continued below

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DURRNAT-WHYTE, HUGH November 1, 2001.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This report describes the current state-of-the-art in Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) systems and technology. Five functional technology areas are identified and addressed. For each a brief, subjective, preface is first provided which envisions the necessary technology for the deployment of an operational ALV system. Subsequently, a detailed literature review is provided to support and elaborate these views. It is further established how these five technology areas fit together as a functioning whole. The essential conclusion of this report is that the necessary sensors, algorithms and methods to develop and demonstrate an operationally viable all-terrain ALV already exist and could be readily deployed. A second conclusion is that the successful development of an operational ALV system will rely on an effective approach to systems engineering. In particular, a precise description of mission requirements and a clear definition of component functionality is essential.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2001

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  • Report No.: SAND2001-3685
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/792867 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 792867
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742879

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DURRNAT-WHYTE, HUGH. A Critical Review of the State-of-the-Art in Autonomous Land Vehicle Systems and Technology, report, November 1, 2001; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742879/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.