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Title:
AUTO-STEERING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004095198
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vehicular guidance method involves providing a user interface using which data can be input to establish a contour for a vehicle to follow, the user interface further configured to receive information from a differential global positioning system (DGPS), determining cross track and offset data using information received from the DGPS, generating control values, using at least vehicular kinematics, the cross track, and the offset data, and providing an output to control steering of the vehicle, using the control values, in a direction to follow the established contour while attempting to minimize the cross track and the offset data.

Inventors:
MCKAY MARK D
ANDERSON MATTHEW O
Application Number:
US2004012550W
Publication Date:
December 01, 2005
Filing Date:
April 12, 2004
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Assignee:
BECHTEL BWXT IDAHO LLC (US)
International Classes:
A01B69/04; G01C21/00; G01C22/00; G05D1/02; G06F19/00; G06F; (IPC1-7): G01C22/00
Foreign References:
US5956250A1999-09-21
US4215759A1980-08-05
Other References:
"AgGPSTM 70 RDL (Operation Manual)", TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED, April 2000 (2000-04-01)
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