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Adam J Gudat, Walter J Bradbury, Dana A Christensen, Richard G Clow, Lonnie J Devier, Carl A Kemner, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Prithvi N Rao, Larry E Schmidt, James W Sennott, Gary K Shaffer, Wenfan Shi, Dong H Shin, Sanjiv J Singh, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Jay H West, William L Whittaker, Baoxin Wu: Integrated vehicle positioning and navigation system, apparatus and method. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 11, 1997: US05610815 (321 worldwide citation)

A system (400) for positioning and navigating an autonomous vehicle (310) allows the vehicle (310) to travel between locations. Position information (432) is derived from global positioning system satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) or other sources (624) when the satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) ...


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Adam J Gudat, Prithvi N Rao, Gary K Shaffer, WenFan Shi, Dong H Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Jay H West, Richard G Clow, Sanjiv J Singh, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier: Apparatus and method for autonomous vehicle navigation using path data. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 25, 1997: US05615116 (277 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for navigating a vehicle along a predetermined route use route data and path data to define the predetermined route. The route data represents one or more contiguous path segments between adjacent nodes along the predetermined route. The path data includes postures of the veh ...


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James W Sennott, Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: Vehicle position determination system and method. Caterpillar, James R Yee, February 14, 1995: US05390125 (221 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allow for the accurate determination of the terrestrial position of an autonomous vehicle in real time. A first position estimate of the vehicle 102 is derived from satellites of a global positioning system and/or a pseudolite(s). The pseudolite(s) may be used exclusively when th ...


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Adam J Gudat, Walter J Bradbury, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier, Prithvi N Rao, Gary K Shaffer, Wenfan Shi, Dong Hun Shin, James W Sennott, William L Whittaker, Jay H West, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Richard G Clow, Baoxin Wu, Sanjiv J Singh: System and a method for enabling a vehicle to track a preset path. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, November 17, 1998: US05838562 (167 worldwide citation)

A system (400) for positioning and navigating an autonomous vehicle (310) allows the vehicle (310) to travel between locations. Position information (432) is derived from global positioning system satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) or other sources (624) when the satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) ...


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Adam J Gudat, Dong Hun Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Richard G Clow, Sanjiv J Singh, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier: Apparatus and method for autonomous vehicle navigation using absolute data. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, September 21, 1999: US05956250 (165 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling the navigation of surface based vehicle uses a route that is obtained by manually driving the vehicle over the route to collect data defining the absolute position of the vehicle at various positions along the route. The collected data is smoothed to provide a con ...


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Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: Vehicle position determination system and method. Caterpillar, James R Yee, December 20, 1994: US05375059 (155 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allow for the accurate determination of the terrestrial position of an autonomous vehicle in real time. A first position estimate of the vehicle 102 is derived from satellites of a global positioning system and/or a pseudolite(s). The pseudolite(s) may be used exclusively when th ...


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Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: System and method for providing accurate vehicle positioning using spatial bias techniques. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, September 10, 1996: US05555503 (111 worldwide citation)

A vehicle position determination system and method provide accurate vehicle positioning using a global positioning system. Spatial bias techniques are used to improve positioning accuracy while the vehicle is in the midst of a relatively linear path and is not approaching a drastically nonlinear pat ...


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James W Sennott, Christos T Kyrtsos, Adam J Gudat, Dana A Christensen, Douglas W Friedrich, Darrell E Stafford: Vehicle position determination system and method. Caterpillar, James R Yee, August 1, 1995: US05438517 (99 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods allow for the accurate determination of the terrestrial position of an autonomous vehicle in real time. A first position estimate of the vehicle 102 is derived from satellites of a global positioning system and/or a pseudolite(s). The pseudolite(s) may be used exclusively when th ...


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Adam J Gudat, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck: System and method for controlling an autonomously navigated vehicle. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, July 8, 1997: US05646845 (78 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling an autonomously navigated vehicle uses a vehicle manager to control vehicle subsystems and to respond to commands from either a vehicle navigation system or a remote control panel. The vehicle manager controls vehicle subsystems including a speed control subsystem ...


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Adam J Gudat, Dong Hun Shin, William L Whittaker, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Sanjiv J Singh, Dana A Christensen, Carl A Kemner, Walter J Bradbury, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Larry E Schmidt, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Lonnie J Devier: System and method for generating paths in an autonomous vehicle. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, July 15, 1997: US05648901 (53 worldwide citation)

A system for generating a path allows a vehicle to traverse a predetermined route. The system stores route data for the predetermined route. The route data identifies a series of contiguous path segments that form the predetermined route. The route data also identifies a series of nodes located at t ...