Parameter and state estimation in Vehicular Systems using nonlinear adaptive observer and data fusion techniques (Project funds: £114,037.36)

  • Herrmann, Guido (Principal Investigator)
  • Phil, Barber (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Burgess, Stuart C (Co-Investigator)
  • Wragge-Morley, Robert T (Researcher)

Project Details

Description

The vehicle CAN signals (principally engine torque and wheel speed) are to be used to identify the gradient the vehicle is traversing, and the current mass of the vehicle. Adaptive control engineering based machine learning techniques are employed along with data fusion methods to produce a robust real-time estimate (using also accelerometer data). In addition the effect of extreme gradient change dynamics on powertrain based estimation methods is examined.

Key findings

The conclusion is that the uncertainty in the calibration of signals such as torque will ultimately define the calibration of the derived parameters. The impact of certain types of input signal disturbance can be reduced by understanding their relationship with coincident driving events and making use of data fusion or other learning algorithms. Heuristics such as the fact that mass does not significantly change during driving, or that longitudinal acceleration is ostensibly zero whilst the car is stationary, can also be used as premises in learning algorithms.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/06/1230/11/15

Research Output

  • 2 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Modelling and Simulation of Rapidly Changing Road Gradients

Wragge-Morley, R. T., Herrmann, G., Burgess, S. & Barber, P., 5 Apr 2016, In : SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems. 9, 1, p. 392-401 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Gradient and Mass Estimation from CAN Based Data for a Light Passenger Car

    Wragge-Morley, R. T., Herrmann, G., Barber, P. & Burgess, S. C., 14 Apr 2015, In : SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems. 8, 1, p. 137-145 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    Information fusion for vehicular systems parameter estimation using an extended regressor in a finite time estimation algorithm

    Wragge-Morley, R. T., Herrmann, G., Barber, P. & Burgess, S. C., 9 Jul 2014, Proceedings of the UKACC CONTROL 2014.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)