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Localization and mapping using only a rotating FMCW radar sensor.

Vivet D, Checchin P, Chapuis R - Sensors (Basel) (2013)

Bottom Line: These effects are, in the majority of studies, ignored or considered as noise and then corrected based on proprioceptive sensors or localization systems.Without the use of any proprioceptive sensor, these estimates are then used to build the trajectory of the vehicle and the radar map of outdoor environments.In this paper, radar-only localization and mapping results are presented for a ground vehicle moving at high speed.

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Affiliation: Institut Pascal, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Université, Clermont-Ferrand, France. damien.vivet@univ-bpclermont.fr

ABSTRACT
Rotating radar sensors are perception systems rarely used in mobile robotics. This paper is concerned with the use of a mobile ground-based panoramic radar sensor which is able to deliver both distance and velocity of multiple targets in its surrounding. The consequence of using such a sensor in high speed robotics is the appearance of both geometric and Doppler velocity distortions in the collected data. These effects are, in the majority of studies, ignored or considered as noise and then corrected based on proprioceptive sensors or localization systems. Our purpose is to study and use data distortion and Doppler effect as sources of information in order to estimate the vehicle's displacement. The linear and angular velocities of the mobile robot are estimated by analyzing the distortion of the measurements provided by the panoramic Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar, called IMPALA. Without the use of any proprioceptive sensor, these estimates are then used to build the trajectory of the vehicle and the radar map of outdoor environments. In this paper, radar-only localization and mapping results are presented for a ground vehicle moving at high speed.

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Three consecutive IMPALA radar images used for odometric and mapping purpose: (a) t = 100 s; (b) t = 101 s; (c) t = 102 s.
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f19-sensors-13-04527: Three consecutive IMPALA radar images used for odometric and mapping purpose: (a) t = 100 s; (b) t = 101 s; (c) t = 102 s.

Mentions: An example of three consecutive radar images acquired during these experiments is presented in Figure 19. Visual interpretation of the displacement between these radar scans is difficult, even for a human operator, whereas the proposed approach, coupling both Doppler analysis and distortion evaluation, gives promising results.


Localization and mapping using only a rotating FMCW radar sensor.

Vivet D, Checchin P, Chapuis R - Sensors (Basel) (2013)

Three consecutive IMPALA radar images used for odometric and mapping purpose: (a) t = 100 s; (b) t = 101 s; (c) t = 102 s.
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f19-sensors-13-04527: Three consecutive IMPALA radar images used for odometric and mapping purpose: (a) t = 100 s; (b) t = 101 s; (c) t = 102 s.
Mentions: An example of three consecutive radar images acquired during these experiments is presented in Figure 19. Visual interpretation of the displacement between these radar scans is difficult, even for a human operator, whereas the proposed approach, coupling both Doppler analysis and distortion evaluation, gives promising results.

Bottom Line: These effects are, in the majority of studies, ignored or considered as noise and then corrected based on proprioceptive sensors or localization systems.Without the use of any proprioceptive sensor, these estimates are then used to build the trajectory of the vehicle and the radar map of outdoor environments.In this paper, radar-only localization and mapping results are presented for a ground vehicle moving at high speed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institut Pascal, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Université, Clermont-Ferrand, France. damien.vivet@univ-bpclermont.fr

ABSTRACT
Rotating radar sensors are perception systems rarely used in mobile robotics. This paper is concerned with the use of a mobile ground-based panoramic radar sensor which is able to deliver both distance and velocity of multiple targets in its surrounding. The consequence of using such a sensor in high speed robotics is the appearance of both geometric and Doppler velocity distortions in the collected data. These effects are, in the majority of studies, ignored or considered as noise and then corrected based on proprioceptive sensors or localization systems. Our purpose is to study and use data distortion and Doppler effect as sources of information in order to estimate the vehicle's displacement. The linear and angular velocities of the mobile robot are estimated by analyzing the distortion of the measurements provided by the panoramic Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar, called IMPALA. Without the use of any proprioceptive sensor, these estimates are then used to build the trajectory of the vehicle and the radar map of outdoor environments. In this paper, radar-only localization and mapping results are presented for a ground vehicle moving at high speed.

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Related in: MedlinePlus