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dc.contributor.advisorKim, Won-jong
dc.creatorMinocher Homji, Ruzbeh Adi
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-30T23:29:49Z
dc.date.available2006-10-30T23:29:49Z
dc.date.created2005-08
dc.date.issued2006-10-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4328
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an endeavor to design and construct a prototype of an automated road repair vehicle called the Intelligent Pothole Repair Vehicle (IPRV). The IPRV is capable of automatically detecting and filling potholes on road surfaces without operator assistance. An easy-to-construct mechanical means of pothole detection was employed to reduce costs and complexity that have thus far been the primary disadvantage of automated road repair vehicles. A network interface to an Ethernet was designed based on the transmission control protocol (TCP) to enable remote operability of the IPRV. A laptop computer was used onboard the IPRV for control and interfacing using a data-acquisition card installed on it. The Visual Basic® programming language and the Windows application programming interface (API) were used for all the programming requirements of this thesis. The IPRV employs feedback mechanisms for position control and path following. Operation has been designed to incorporate safety mechanisms that ensure that the IPRV automatically stops in the case of a loss of communication link or large network delays. Experiments were performed to test and calibrate the IPRV. The IPRV was designed to detect potholes that have a maximum depth greater than 2 cm.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectPotholeen
dc.subjectsemiautonomous mobile vehicleen
dc.subjectremote controlen
dc.subjectautomated road repairen
dc.titleIntelligent pothole repair vehicleen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDatta, Aniruddha
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcDermott, Make
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen
dc.type.materialtexten
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen


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