Autonomous Vehicle Guidance Systems ENG5017

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description


This course introduces the concepts behind autonomous vehicle guidance and enables students to design and implement guidance strategies for vehicles incorporating planning, optimising and trajectory generation elements.

Timetable

Teaching Sessions: 1 hour, twice per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Intermediate Level MATLAB Programming

Recommended Entry Requirements

Control Theory

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

100% Examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ introduce students to the concepts behind autonomous vehicle guidance;

■ enable students to design and implement guidance strategies for vehicles incorporating planning, optimising and trajectory generation elements;

■ develop the theory behind trajectory optimisation;

■ introduce the use of graph theory for optimal path planning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ develop path planning systems for autonomous vehicle guidance;

■ design and implement obstacle avoidance methods within an autonomous guidance regime;

■ implement trajectory optimisation and smoothing for both discrete and continuous paths.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.

 

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.

 

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.