Purdue University Graduate School
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posted on 2020-06-29, 19:23 authored by Dong Hun LeeDong Hun Lee
The study of this research has a challenge of learning data gathering sensor programming and design of electronic sensor circuit. The cost of autonomous vehicle development is expensive compared to purchasing an economy vehicle such as the Hyundai Elantra. Keeping the development cost down is critical to maintaining a competitive edge on vehicle pricing with newer technologies. Autonomous vehicle sensor integration was designed and then tested for the driving vision data-gathering system that requires the system to gather driving vision data utilizing area scan sensors, Lidar, ultrasonic sensor, and camera on real road scenarios. The project utilized sensors such as cheap cost LIDAR, which is that drone is used for on the road testing; other sensors include myRIO (myRIO Hardware), LabVIEW (LabVIEW software), LIDAR-Lite v3 (Garmin, 2019), Ultrasonic sensor, and Wantai stepper motor (Polifka, 2020). This research helps to reduce the price of usage of autonomous vehicle driving systems in the city. Due to resolution and Lidar detecting distance, the test environment is limited to within city areas. Lidar is the most expensive equipment on autonomous vehicle driving data gathering systems. This study focuses on replacing expensive Lidar, ultrasonic sensor, and camera to drone scale low-cost Lidar to real size vehicle. With this study, economic expense autonomous vehicle driving data acquisition is possible. Lowering the price of autonomous vehicle driving data acquisition increases involving new companies on the autonomous vehicle market. Multiple testing with multiple cars is possible. Since multiple testing at the same time is possible, collecting time reduces.


Degree Type

  • Master of Science


  • Engineering Technology

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Dr. Anne Lucietto

Additional Committee Member 2

Dr. Diane Peters

Additional Committee Member 3

Dr. Hayian Zhang