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Lane-Level Vehicle Positioning High Accuracy GPS

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Division of Research, Innovation and System Information

Veterans Affairs Bldg - 5th floor - Room #518
1227 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Thursday, September 5, 2013
9:30am - 11:30am


On Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Dr. Jay A Farrell, Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UC Riverside, presented "Lane- Level Vehicle Positioning High Accuracy GPS."

Event Information

DRISI invites you to come learn about the exciting changes in the field of global positioning system (GPS) from the people who are on the forefront of advanced GPS hardware and application development in regard to connected vehicle technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Low cost public sector high accuracy GPS systems
  • Accurate vehicle positioning system
  • High speed and high accuracy surveying systems

Please click here for the presentation slides.


Presenter Information

Prof. Farrell’s research is focused on developing advanced navigation, control, and planning methods to enable new capabilities for autonomous vehicles. He has research interests in the following directions:

  • Aided inertial navigation for highway applications - Application include lane-level positioning to support precision lane mapping, vehicle assist and automation applications, transit vehicle automation, and highway maintenance vehicle guidance. Aiding from diverse sources is of interest: GNSS, vision, LIDAR, RADAR.
  • Self-Organizing Approximation Based Control - Precision tracking control for nonlinear systems with significant modeling error is a challenging task. Our approach uses on-line function approximation to decrease the effects of the model error. Due to the fact that the nonlinearities are unknown, self-organization of the approximator basis elements has both performance and computational benefits. Our applications have included land, air, and underwater vehicles as well as critical care ventilators and robotic systems.
Jay A Farrell

RECORDED Webinar Information

Held on September 5, 2013, Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 am, Pacific Standard Time
  Webcast Recording Click on this LINK to view the recording.

For more information, check the Division of Research and Innovation Web site or contact Dee Lam at (916) 654-7656.


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