Learning Uncertainties in Wheel Odometry for Vehicular Localisation in GNSS Deprived Environments

Uche Onyekpe, Vasile Palade, Stratis Kanarachos, Stavros Richard G. Christopoulos

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Abstract

Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) are commonly used to localise vehicles in the absence of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals. However, they are plagued by noises, which grow exponentially over time during the triple integration computation, leading to a poor navigation solution. We explore the wheel encoder as an alternative to the accelerometer of the INS for positional tracking, and for the first time investigate the capability of deep learning using the Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) neural network to learn the uncertainty inherent in the wheel speed measurements. These uncertainties could be manifested as changes in the tyre size or pressure, or wheel slips as a result of worn out tyres or wet/muddy road drive. The proposed solution has less integration steps in its computation, therefore providing the potential for a more accurate positioning estimation. Through a performance evaluation on several challenging scenarios for vehicular driving, such as hard braking, quick changes in vehicular acceleration, and wet/muddy road driving, we show that the wheel speed-based positioning approach is able to achieve up to 81.46 % improvement compared to the INS accelerometer approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA 2020
EditorsM. Arif Wani, Feng Luo, Xiaolin Li, Dejing Dou, Francesco Bonchi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages741-746
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728184708
ISBN (Print)9781728184715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications - Virtual, Miami, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202017 Dec 2020
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications
Abbreviated titleICMLA 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Miami
Period14/12/2017/12/20

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