Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Dr. Edwin C. Foudriat

Second Advisor

Dr. Jan K. Sedivy

Third Advisor

Dr. James A. Heinen


The present study is to design the vehicle headway controller, assuming that a small general purpose digital computer is available on board , which is to be time shared by other vehicle-systems such as steering control , malfunction , detection , communication etc. The entire study is divided into two control problems :