EE2L21 EPO-4: "KITT" autonomous driving challenge

Topics: Make a car drive autonomously from A to B
In this EPO project, student teams will remotely operate an electric (toy) car called "KITT". The car is equipped with ultrasound parking sensors, a bluetooth connection, an audio beacon and a microcontroller, and the students will further integrate a previously designed contactless charging system. The extended car will be able to charge itself wirelessly, localize itself, sense obstacles and find its way autonomously, as well as communicate with a base station at which calculations are performed. Speed and energy management are important, as well as the tracking accuracy. At the final competition, students demonstrate their achievements in several races of increasing difficulty.

Learning objectives

General learning objective: To integrate various technical areas related to power electronics, signal processing, and control theory. The educational objectives of the laboratory assignments are: Increased skills in building electronic systems, regarding mechanical aspects, hardware, and software. Hardware and software skills involve the integration of various programming environments (e.g., Matlab, simulink, C) on a combination of platforms (PC, microcontrollers). Increased skills in measurement techniques, e.g., wireless channel measurements. Application of course material from a variety of courses: energy conversion, control systems, linear algebra, signal transformations, digital signal processing, telecommunication. Increased academic skills related to project management: managing an open and complex assignment, planning and time-keeping, acquiring background literature, working in teams distributing tasks among team members, communicating within and among subgroups), reporting, presenting.


Prakticum. De totale omvang is 7 weken; iedere week bestaat uit 2 ochtenden in het lab en 2 ochtenden zelfstudie (voorbereiding van de labs, huiswerk, schrijven van verslagen).

Teachers Alle-Jan van der Veen

Array signal processing; Signal processing for communications

Dimitri Jeltsema

Last modified: 2014-06-09


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 0/0/0/8 pr