EE2L21 EPO-4: "KITT" autonomous driving challenge
Topics: Make a car drive autonomously from A to BIn this EPO project, student teams will remotely operate an electric (toy) car called "KITT". The car is equipped with ultrasound parking sensors, a bluetooth connection, an audio beacon and a microcontroller, and the students will further integrate a previously designed contactless charging system. The extended car will be able to charge itself wirelessly, localize itself, sense obstacles and find its way autonomously, as well as communicate with a base station at which calculations are performed. Speed and energy management are important, as well as the tracking accuracy. At the final competition, students demonstrate their achievements in several races of increasing difficulty.
Learning objectivesGeneral learning objective: To integrate various technical areas related to power electronics, signal processing, and control theory. The educational objectives of the laboratory assignments are: Increased skills in building electronic systems, regarding mechanical aspects, hardware, and software. Hardware and software skills involve the integration of various programming environments (e.g., Matlab, simulink, C) on a combination of platforms (PC, microcontrollers). Increased skills in measurement techniques, e.g., wireless channel measurements. Application of course material from a variety of courses: energy conversion, control systems, linear algebra, signal transformations, digital signal processing, telecommunication. Increased academic skills related to project management: managing an open and complex assignment, planning and time-keeping, acquiring background literature, working in teams distributing tasks among team members, communicating within and among subgroups), reporting, presenting.
prof.dr.ir. Alle-Jan van der Veen
Array signal processing; Signal processing for communications
dr. Jorge Martinez
Acoustic signal processing
dr. Raj Thilak Rajan
Sensor networks, Navigation, Radio astronomy, Space systems
Last modified: 2019-12-16