Stability Analysis of a Predecessor-Following Platoon of Vehicles With Two Time Delays

  • Ali Ghasemi Young Researchers and Elite Club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Saeed Rouhi Young Researchers Club, Langroud Branch, Islamic Azad University, Langroud, Guilan, Iran
Keywords: automated highway vehicle, stability, string stability, time delay,

Abstract

The problem of controlling a platoon of vehicles moving in one dimension is considered so that they all follow a lead vehicle with constant spacing between successive vehicles. The stability and the string stability of a platoon of vehicles with two independent and uncertain delays, one in the inter-vehicle distance and the other in the relative velocity information channels, are considered. The main objectives of this paper are: (1) using a simplifying factorization procedure and deploying the cluster treatment of characteristic roots (CTCR) paradigm to obtain exact stability boundaries in the domain of the delays, and (2) for the purpose of disturbance attenuation, the string stability analysis is examined. Finally, a simulation example of multiple vehicle platoon control is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Author Biography

Ali Ghasemi, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Mechanical Engnieering

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Ghasemi A, Rouhi S. Stability Analysis of a Predecessor-Following Platoon of Vehicles With Two Time Delays. PROMET [Internet]. 2015Mar.1 [cited 2019Jun.19];27(1):35-6. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/1500
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