This module can only be taken as part of the Vehicle and Weapon Engineering MSc (USA).

To provide you with the fundamental understanding and knowledge of the autonomous land vehicle systems challenges, technologies; with essential focus on the control algorithms.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration10 days
  • LocationExternal

Course structure

Lectures, tutorials and computer-based practicals

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

- Distinguish between and appraise the nature of autonomy level for unmanned land vehicles and identify the appropriate levels of interaction and trust between human and machine
- Critically evaluate reactive path planning algorithms so autonomous land vehicle be able to cope with unplanned events / problems or avoid obstacles
- Critically evaluate navigation technologies and algorithms for improved navigational accuracy and ability to travel in GPS denied environments
- Critically evaluate reactive dynamic mission planning architectures that enable autonomous land vehicle to co-ordinate mission plans between multiple assets and to cope with unplanned events problems
- Critically evaluate intelligent power management so to enhance the efficient power utilisation of the unmanned land vehicles and reduce demand on resources thus extending operational time or range

Core content

- Overview of autonomous land vehicle systems operations,
- Reactive path planning and plan repair;
- Mission planning and task allocation;
- Autonomous navigation;
- Resource allocation optimisation;
- Intelligent power management;
- Energy conservation for autonomous land vehicles.


Dr John Economou

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