Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Jon Prine, MSME Arnaldo Carrasquillo, MSME Angel Song, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Jon Prine

Faculty Mentor Name

Marc Compere

Abstract

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed an Instrumented Research Vehicle (IRV) for collecting real-world emissions with remote monitoring via live streaming telemetry. The long-term research goal is to experimentally quantify emissions over repeatable campus drive cycles with and without automated ‘traffic assist’ control laws. This paper presents vehicle instrumentation, drive cycle definition, and baseline results. A Diesel, 4-seat campus vehicle has been equipped with a custom weatherproof, outdoor computing enclosure to house sensors and computers. Using Embry Riddle’s campus as a driving environment to collect data using an emission analyzer to quantify the emissions being produced. An Enerac M700 Portable Emission Analyzer is installed inside the enclosure along with IMU, GPS, and throttle, brake, and steer angle sensors. The outdoor computing enclosure is temperature regulated using thermo-electric devices and a solar heat shield. The enclosure improves reliability of low‑cost prototyping hardware such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi computers. Sensor measurements are collected on‑board and streamed at a lower rate via mobile phone network to an Internet-of-Things (IoT) server for real time, web-based monitoring. Live streaming telemetry architecture and software components are described. The web-based browser routinely achieves >10Hz vehicle updates using open-source software and consumer grade mobile devices. Current data output includes geo-tagged emissions correlated with driver throttle, brake, steering, vehicle speed, orientation (yaw, pitch, roll) and location along the driving course. This driving platform will provide valuable sensitivity data to focus subsequent research efforts on emissions and energy reduction.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Spark Grant

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Instrumented Research Vehicle for Quantifying Real-World Emissions

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed an Instrumented Research Vehicle (IRV) for collecting real-world emissions with remote monitoring via live streaming telemetry. The long-term research goal is to experimentally quantify emissions over repeatable campus drive cycles with and without automated ‘traffic assist’ control laws. This paper presents vehicle instrumentation, drive cycle definition, and baseline results. A Diesel, 4-seat campus vehicle has been equipped with a custom weatherproof, outdoor computing enclosure to house sensors and computers. Using Embry Riddle’s campus as a driving environment to collect data using an emission analyzer to quantify the emissions being produced. An Enerac M700 Portable Emission Analyzer is installed inside the enclosure along with IMU, GPS, and throttle, brake, and steer angle sensors. The outdoor computing enclosure is temperature regulated using thermo-electric devices and a solar heat shield. The enclosure improves reliability of low‑cost prototyping hardware such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi computers. Sensor measurements are collected on‑board and streamed at a lower rate via mobile phone network to an Internet-of-Things (IoT) server for real time, web-based monitoring. Live streaming telemetry architecture and software components are described. The web-based browser routinely achieves >10Hz vehicle updates using open-source software and consumer grade mobile devices. Current data output includes geo-tagged emissions correlated with driver throttle, brake, steering, vehicle speed, orientation (yaw, pitch, roll) and location along the driving course. This driving platform will provide valuable sensitivity data to focus subsequent research efforts on emissions and energy reduction.

 

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