Leader and Predecessor Following Robust Controller Synthesis for String Stable Heterogeneous Vehicle Platoons

Gábor Rödönyi
2015 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
Conditions of string (in)stability for look-ahead interconnected vehicle systems are presented based on a compact characterization of the interconnected system. Continuous-time local models describe the temporal evolution of the state-variables of one vehicle. Discrete spatially varying systems describe the spatial evolution of local systems. The problem of string stability analysis of large scale interconnected systems is reduced to the stability analysis of two simple dynamic systems. The
more » ... uation of worst-case spacing errors, as responses to bounded L 2 leader acceleration, can be upper-bounded by computing the step-response to a simple discrete linear system. Based on the compact characterization, it is also shown that the string stability requirement can be directly converted to a standard H ∞ control problem. The efficiency of the synthesis method is demonstrated on a numerical example.
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.09.450 fatcat:5meoamm2ezgbxoumihyvby56cq