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High Integrity Navigation for Autonomous Systems

  • E. M. Nebot
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Part of the International Series on Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 18)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the problem of developing ultra-high integrity navigation systems for large outdoor autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs). The term “Navigation” implies the ability to sense, compute and control the position of a vehicle and it is the key to any autonomous system design. To achieve any useful purpose an AGV must know its position in relation to the environment. If this position information is inaccurate, unreliable, or in error, the AGV system will fail, possibly in a catastrophic manner.

Keywords

Kalman Filter Inertial Measurement Unit Dead Reckoning Local Loop External Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Nebot
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  1. 1.Australian Centre for Field RoboticsThe University of SydneyAustralia

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