TR2022-065

Friction-Adaptive Stochastic Predictive Control for Trajectory Tracking of Autonomous Vehicles


    •  Vaskov, S., Quirynen, R., Menner, M., Berntorp, K., "Friction-Adaptive Stochastic Predictive Control for Trajectory Tracking of Autonomous Vehicles", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.23919/​ACC53348.2022.9867523, June 2022, pp. 1970-1975.
      BibTeX TR2022-065 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Vaskov2022jun,
      • author = {Vaskov, Sean and Quirynen, Rien and Menner, Marcel and Berntorp, Karl},
      • title = {Friction-Adaptive Stochastic Predictive Control for Trajectory Tracking of Autonomous Vehicles},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {1970--1975},
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.23919/ACC53348.2022.9867523},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-065}
      • }
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    Control, Dynamical Systems

Abstract:

This paper addresses the trajectory-tracking prob- lem under uncertain road-surface conditions for autonomous vehicles. We develop a stochastic nonlinear model-predictive controller (SNMPC) that learns the tire–road friction rela- tionship online using standard automotive-grade sensors. We learn the tire-friction function using a Bayesian approach, where the friction curve is modeled as a Gaussian process. The estimator outputs the estimate of the tire-friction model as well as the uncertainty function of the estimate, which expresses the confidence in the model for different driving regimes. The SNMPC exploits the uncertainty estimate in its prediction model to take proper action. We validate the approach using the high-fidelity vehicle simulator CarSim and compare against various nominal NMPC approaches. The results indicate more than six times better performance for the proposed adaptive SNMPC in closed-loop cost over the simulation time

 

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