Research

 

Intelligent Vehicle Experimental Test-beds

Human-Centered Driver Assistance Systems

 

Vision Systems for Occupant Posture Analysis

 

Vision Systems for Driver Analysis and Interface

 

Related Research

 
The LISA-Q Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicle Test Bed

The LISA-Q test bed is designed with the intent to be used to conduct research into driver safety/support systems.  It is built with a flexible array of sensors including rectilinear cameras, omnidirectional cameras, LASER RADAR systems, and GPS along with a broad range of information obtained from the vehicles internal sensors. The test bed contains capabilities for complete data capture of synchronized sensors for lengths of well over an hour, real-time testing, and data visualization through in-car displays.

Here are some of the key features of the LISA-Q test bed

Synchronized High-Bandwidth Data Capture System:

The data capture system supports synchronized capture of 8 full frame NTSC video inputs, GPS data, vehicle CAN bus data (speed, yaw rate, acceleration, 5 beam LASER RADAR, etc.), and audio input.

Modular Architecture for Sensor Placement:

A wide range of sensor placements can be used via a roof mounted structure for surround sensors and custom designed mountings for internal sensor.

Complete Surround Coverage from Surround Sensors:

Using multiple rectilinear and omnidirectional cameras, the complete surround of the vehicle can be captured and analyzed.

Robust Power System for Extended Capture:

A battery isolator and second battery are used in order to accommodate the power requirements for the additional sensors without inadvertently affecting the vehicle's normal operation.  This also allows for the operation of the capture system while the vehicle is off.