Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

Autonomous Land Vehicle Using Millimeter Wave Sensing Systems

Hiroshi Yamazaki, Naoki Okamoto, Sumihiro Yamazaki, Tsuneo Hisatake
Pages 467-476 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

In order to achieve higher productivity in outdoor works such as construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, etc.,, it will be necessary to develop highly-advanced machines. We have just established a new organization for research and development activity of sensing and control systems for autonomous land vehicles for outdoor work using millimeter wave sensing system. Compared with the current optical sensing systems, millimeter wave has greater ability of atmospheric propagation to those conditions such as dust, rain, snow, and mist. Although it is expected that it takes five (5) years and two billion one hundred million Japanese yen investment to complete our project, we would like to clarify major technological problems of our projects together with its summary. Furthermore, the project is to be funded by Japan Key Technology Center founded by Japanese Government. This paper briefly reports the background of the project.

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