13 May 2016 Results and conclusions: perception sensor study for high speed autonomous operations
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Previous research has presented work on sensor requirements, specifications, and testing, to evaluate the feasibility of increasing autonomous vehicle system speeds. Discussions included the theoretical background for determining sensor requirements, and the basic test setup and evaluation criteria for comparing existing and prototype sensor designs. This paper will present and discuss the continuation of this work. In particular, this paper will focus on analyzing the problem via a real-world comparison of various sensor technology testing results, as opposed to previous work that utilized more of a theoretical approach. LADAR/LIDAR, radar, visual, and infrared sensors are considered in this research. Results are evaluated against the theoretical, desired perception specifications. Conclusions for utilizing a suite of perception sensors, to achieve the goal of doubling ground vehicle speeds, is also discussed.
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Anne Schneider, Zachary LaCelle, Alberto Lacaze, Karl Murphy, Ryan Close, "Results and conclusions: perception sensor study for high speed autonomous operations", Proc. SPIE 9859, Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics III, 985902 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2222543; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2222543
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