Dynamic Event-Triggered Platooning Control of Automated Vehicles Under Random Communication Topologies and Various Spacing Policies.

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TitleDynamic Event-Triggered Platooning Control of Automated Vehicles Under Random Communication Topologies and Various Spacing Policies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsXiao, S, Ge, X, Han, Q-L, Zhang, Y
JournalIEEE Trans Cybern
VolumePP
Date Published2021 Aug 26
ISSN2168-2275
Abstract

This article addresses the problem of dynamic event-triggered platooning control of automated vehicles over a vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) subject to random vehicle-to-vehicle communication topologies. First, a novel dynamic event-triggered mechanism is developed to determine whether or not the sampled data packets of each vehicle should be released into the VANET for intervehicle cooperation. More specifically, the threshold parameter in the triggering condition is dynamically adjusted over time according to the vehicular data variations, the dynamic threshold updating laws, and the bandwidth occupancy indication. Second, a unified platooning control framework is established to account for various spacing policies, randomly switching communication topologies, unknown leader control input, and external disturbances. Then, a new scheduling and platooning control co-design approach is presented such that the controlled vehicular platoon can successfully track the leader vehicle under random communication topologies and different spacing policies, including constant spacing, constant time headway spacing, and variable time headway spacing, meanwhile maintaining efficient bandwidth-aware resource management. Finally, comparative studies are provided to substantiate the effectiveness and merits of the proposed co-design approach.

DOI10.1109/TCYB.2021.3103328
Alternate JournalIEEE Trans Cybern
PubMed ID34437086