Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-0089

MPC Controller for Autonomous Formula Student Vehicle 2020-01-0089

Autonomous vehicles in formula student competition is a relatively new competition, with most of the teams testing new concepts every year with their challenger for the season. A background search conducted reflects the various concept changes offered by the FS teams in Formula student Germany each year. Hence, it can be concluded that the teams are uncertain about many concepts in an autonomous vehicle. This paper explores one such aspect; the choice of controller governs the steering capabilities of the autonomous vehicle. An MPC controller is used to build a basic controller model for the autonomous vehicle in the formula student competition. A bicycle model representative of the Oxford Brookes Racing team's electric vehicle is modeled, and the MPC controller is used to check various vehicle dynamic parameters in Simulink.


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