Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

Supervisor Name/s: 
Prof Andrew Dempster
Dr Joon Wayn Cheong
Research field/s: 
Intelligent transport systems, positioning, VANET, DSRC, sensor integration

Driverless cars will be with us in the near future and so the infrastructure to support them must be developed urgently. Building on many years of ACSER/ SNAP/ UNSW work looking at how vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) and Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) can be used to provide accurate positioning on roads, this project will look at several aspects of the vehicle positioning problem: - What sensors (radar, lidar, UWB, INS…) will be needed to augment GNSS and how can they best be incorporated? - What GNSS system augmentation (DGPS, CORS, SBAS…) will be required to provide maximum accuracy? - What benefits can be gained by exploiting a network of vehicles using DSRC? - Increasingly, the level of trust in the position will be critical. What levels of positional integrity and continuity are possible, and how can these be delivered? There are several PhD projects here and the student can expect to be operating in a team of researchers. It will suit a student interested in positioning and motor vehicles.