Autonomous Vehicle Systems develops advanced sensor
systems for use in autonomous vehicles.
Our sensor systems work in various ranges of electromagnetic
spectrum to provide the "eyes" and "ears" for autonomous
ground vehicles. We also develop a modular software
system that allows sensors to be added or removed as
the customer or mission requires.
Some of the sensor systems we utilize:
We have teamed with one of our partners to develop
a high speed parallel processing system for
adaptive vision processing. This system provides vision processing
at speeds only recently available.
Recent developments in mm-wave RADAR scanning will make this
a promising technology in the near future for collision avoidance, especially
when the environment is obscured with smoke, dust, and weather.
LAser Detection And Ranging
or LIght Detection And R anging
utilizes laser light to detect the distance to objects
similar to a RADAR system.
Other sensors attached to the vehicle are also used
to provide feedback as to the vehicle state or health.
Traditionally these sensors are the same as would be
located on a driver console or dashboard. Odometer,
engine temperature, oil pressure, battery & fuel
levels are just some of the information we monitor.