A methodology for the design of robust rollover prevention controllers for automotive vehicles: Part 1-Differential braking

Selim Solmaz*, Martin Corless, Robert Shorten

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In this paper we apply recent results from robust control to the problem of rollover prevention in automotive vehicles. Specifically, we exploit the results of Pancake, Corless and Brockman, which provide controllers to robustly guarantee that the peak values of the performance outputs of an uncertain system do not exceed certain values. We introduce a new measure of performance for rollover prevention, the Load Transfer Ratio LTRd, and design differential-braking-based rollover controllers to keep the value of this quantity below a certain level; we also obtain controllers which yield robustness to variations in vehicle speed. We present numerical simulations to demonstrate the efficacy of our controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2006, CDC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424401712, 9781424401710
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2006, CDC - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 200615 Dec 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0191-2216


Conference45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2006, CDC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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