Design and development of a semi-autonomous military fighting vehicle

Popoola, O. R. , Ogunti, E. O. and Ephraim, N. S. (2015) Design and development of a semi-autonomous military fighting vehicle. SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2(8), pp. 4-8.

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Publisher's URL:


Flexibility of unmanned vehicles can be enhanced by inclusion of adaptive control which enables devices maintain intelligent decisions in slightly changing environments without human aid. This project designs and implements a MRAC-adaptive control system for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). It also implements a cost effective communication system for the vehicles. This effective combination of control and communication yields smart unmanned vehicles for society, government and military. The developed vehicle is equipped with an object avoidance algorithm which is programmed on a microcontroller unit. The unit receives information via a sensor set strategically on the chassis of the vehicle, makes its decision by the programmed algorithm and effect this decision by the adaptive algorithm linked with the actuators on board. Results show intelligent navigation and rapid avoidance of collision. The developed model was tested and transition time of less than 15ms was achieved.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Popoola, Dr Olaoluwa
Authors: Popoola, O. R., Ogunti, E. O., and Ephraim, N. S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Publisher:Seventh Sense Research Group
ISSN (Online):2348-8379
Published Online:01 August 2015

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record