Design, Analysis, and Experimental Validation of a Distributed Protocol for Platooning in the Presence of Time-Varying Heterogeneous Delays
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

This paper presents a novel control design framework for vehicle platooning together with its experimental validation. The problem of controlling the vehicles within a platoon, so that they converge to their desired velocities and intervehicle distances, is formulated as a high-order network consensus problem. By means of Lyapunov-Razumikhin functions, convergence is proven of the platoon to the desired consensus speed and intervehicle spacing under both fixed and switching communication network topologies, thus confirming the capability of the proposed approach to cope with maneuvers where vehicles join or leave the platoon and communication failures. Tuning criteria for the control gains are provided to guarantee string stability under the proposed control law. Finally, results of numerical simulations and in-vehicle experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in a three-vehicle platoon.

cooperative driving challenge

Automation & Control Systems

switching topology

leader-following consensus

automated vehicles

control

networks

stability

Engineering

vehicle

intelligent vehicles

Automotive applications

communication delays

multiagent

switching topology

systems

longitudinal

delay

consensus control

disturbance propagation

Författare

M. di Bernardo

Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

University of Bristol

Paolo Falcone

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Mekatronik

A. Salvi

Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

S. Santini

Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

1063-6536 (ISSN)

Vol. 24 413-427

Styrkeområden

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Farkostteknik

DOI

10.1109/tcst.2015.2437336