Publication Type:E. Conference Papers
Source:Proc. 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Issue NULL, p.1735–1740 (2008)
Abstract:A family of hybrid control algorithms is developed that steer a nonholonomic autonomous vehicle to the source of a scalar signal present in the environment. In an idealized setting, we develop a general hybrid control scheme that globally asymptotically stabilizes the vehicle position about the source. Pursuing a practical implementation, a series of perturbations to the family of controllers is introduced, resulting in a semiglobal practical stability of the vehicle position about the source. An example of a recently developed conjugate direction-based controller ?tting into this family is developed and demonstrated by simulation and experiment.