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Accession Number ADA579759
Title New Integrated Testing System for the Validation of Vehicle-Snow Interaction Models.
Publication Date Aug 2010
Media Count 13p
Personal Author A. A. Reid D. Huang J. H. Lee S. Meurer T. H. Johnson
Abstract A new integrated testing system for the validation of stochastic vehicle-snow interaction models is presented in this paper. The testing system consists of an instrumented test vehicle, vehicle-mounted laser profilometer and a snow micropenetrometer. The test vehicle is equipped on each tire with a set of 6-axis wheel transducers, and a GPS-based data logger tracks vehicle motion. Data is also simultaneously acquired from the sensors from the test vehicle's Electronic Stability Program. The test vehicle provides measurements that include three forces and moments at each wheel center, vehicle body slip angle, speed, acceleration, yaw rate, roll, and pitch. The profilometer has a 3- D scanning laser and an Inertial Measurement Unit to compensate for vehicle motion. Depth of snow cover, profile of snow surface and wheel sinkage can be obtained from the profilometer. The snow micropenetrometer measures the strength of the snow cover before and after vehicle traversal. Preliminary results, including traction, drawbar pull, vehicle states, snow profiles and snow material properties from recent field tests on natural snow cover are presented, demonstrating the capability and potential of the testing system.
Keywords Detectors
Field tests
Inertial measurement units
Integrated systems
Snow cover
Test and evaluation
Test vehicles

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48H - Snow, Ice, & Permafrost
85 - Transportation
Corporate Author Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number W56HZV-08-C-0236

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