Mississippi State University
Ball, John E.
Follet, Randolph F.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Science (M.S.)
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The autonomous driving (AD) industry is advancing at a rapid pace. New sensing technology for tracking vehicles, controlling vehicle behavior, and communicating with infrastructure are being added to commercial vehicles. These new automotive technologies reduce on road fatalities, improve ride quality, and improve vehicle fuel economy. This research explores two types of automotive sensor fusion systems: a novel radar/camera sensor fusion system using a long shortterm memory (LSTM) neural network (NN) to perform data fusion improving tracking capabilities in a simulated environment and a traditional radar/camera sensor fusion system that is deployed in Mississippi State’s entry in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge (2019 Chevrolet Blazer) for an adaptive cruise control system (ACC) which functions in on-road applications. Along with vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists, the sensor fusion system deployed in the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer uses vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication to communicate with infrastructure such as traffic lights to optimize and autonomously control vehicle acceleration through a connected corridor
Gandy, Jonah T., "Automotive sensor fusion systems for traffic aware adaptive cruise control" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5435.