Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium
2017 Technical Session Papers


Autonomous Ground Systems Technical Papers

ANVEL HIL/SIL Additions for Navigation Algorithm Development
Automotive Smart Vehicles & Functional Safety Applied to DoD Ground Vehicles
Autonomous Expeditionary Resupply in Austere Environments
Cooperative Localization to Improve Convoy Stability (CLICS)
Cyber Security for Embedded Communications
Effects of Augmented Situational Awareness on Drive Trust in Semi-Autonomous Vehicle Operation
Gesture Recognition for Robotic Control Using Deep Learning
Improving the Fuel Economy of Class 8 Military Vehicles Using a Smart Cruise Control Algorithm
Leveraging High-Fidelity Simulation to Evaluate Autonomy Algorithm Safety
Maneuver Robotics & Autonomous Systems (MRAS): Enabling Future Capability
Pegasus Transforming UAV/UGV Hybrid Vehicle
The Robotic Site Shuttle – A Fully Autonomous Solution

Modeling & Simulation, Testing & Validation Technical Papers

Accurate Land Mine Modeling Using FEM & SPH With Modified Smoothing Length
ACES: A Simulation and Modeling Tool for Vehicle Corrosion
Calibration and Verification of Detailed Hybrid III 50th Percentile Male Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) Based on Extensive Mine Blast Tests
Characterization of Army Ground Vehicle Drive Cycles
Confidence-Based Uncertainly Quantification and Reliability Assessment Using Limited Numbers of  Input and Output Test Data and Validated Simulation Model
Digital Twin for Tank Track Elastomers: Predicting Self-Heating and Durability Effect of Pre-Bending and Hysteresis of a Metal Plate on Blast-Loading Deformation: Data Vs. Numerical Simulation
Integration of an Externally-Developed Thermal Model in Mercury’s Powertrain Analysis and Computational Environment (PACE)
Performance Analysis of Constant Speed Local Obstacle Avoidance Controller Using an MPC Algorithm on Granular Terrain
Physical Testing and Modeling of Bolted and Welded Connections for Armored Vehicle Models
Robust Vehicle Stability Based on Non-Linear Model Predictive Control and Environmental Characterization
Simple Terramechanics Models and their Demonstration in the Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model
The Development of Soil Stochastics Model
The HPCMP CREATE TM – GV Program, Software, Development, and Applications
Enhanced Blast Projection with Polymer Composites Containing XGNP® Graphene Nanoplates

Power and Mobility Technical Papers

24V Li-Ion 6T Battery to Meet Todays Power and Energy Goals
A Swiss Role Style Combustion Reactor for Non-Catalytic Reforming of JP-8
Advanced Modeling and Optimization for Virtual Calibration of Internal Combustion Engines
CAM-7(R)/LTO Lithium-Ion Cells for Logistically Robust 6T Vehicle Batteries
Design Overview of the R350C Rotary Diesel Engine Series
Ker-Train High Efficiency Drive-By-Wire Transmission Systems
Next-Generation In-Wheel Electric Hub Drives
Noise and Vibration Analysis of Zero Rare-Earth Magnet Integrated Starter-Generator for Military Vehicle Applications
Safer Li-Ion Batteries Through Better Thermal Management
Saft’s Xcelion 6T(R) 28V Lithium Ion Battery for Military Vehicles
Silicone Brake Fluid Compatibility with Anti-Lock Braking Systems for Identifying Future Military Brake Fluid Requirements
US Army Common Powertrain Controller Development for AVDS EFI Engine Application in M88 Vehicle

Systems Engineering Technical Papers

Assessing the Tradeoff between Cost and Availability Using Simulation
Bridging the Gap: Operational Utility in S&T to Improve Technology Transition
Endgame Simulation Using an All-Inclusive, Ultra-Fast Vulnerability and Lethality Code
How Ride Sharing and Autonomous Vehicles Impact Customer Usage and Reliability
Modeling Craftsmanship: Identifying and Growing Talent
Shaping Depot Maintenance Strategy with Predictive Modeling
System Integration of Adaptive Resilience in Reactive Armor Systems
Transitioning Projects to a Model-Based Approach
Utilization of Mode-Based Approaches in Condition Based Maintenance Programs
Utilizing Bayesian Networks to Develop Real Time Prognostic Models for Ground Vehicles

Vehicle Electronics and Architecture Technical Papers

Delivering the Promise of AUTOSAR
Distributed Power and Control Management System (DPCMS)
Enabling PNT Assurance at all Threat Levels
Porting Operation Systems to Run in Xen Virtual Machines
Smart Vehicles, Automotive Cyber Security & Software Safety Applied to Leader-Follower (LF) and Autonomous Convoy Operations (ACO)
TARDEC’s Highly Robust and Accurate Vehicle Time (Synchronization) Platform

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