OSU Facilities and Resources

Below is a summary of resources at OSU available for CITR activities.

Experimental Vehicles

2007 ACT Urban Mixed Traffic Autonomous Vehicles

2005 ION Offroad Autonomous Vehicle

2011 Accord Semiautonomous Networked Vehicle

Traffic Data Collection Vehicle

Indoor Robotic Testbed

The OSU CITR indoor testbed consists of several families of ground autonomous robots, including ActivMedia Pioneer 3-ATs, iRobot Creates, and several locally constructed robots, as well as OSU-built small automated electric helicopters. An image processing based virtual GPS system, using encoded tags, provides position and orientation information for all robotic assets with an unobstructed view of the ceiling. Various wireless interfaces provide communications with bench-top computers and the virtual GPS system. The robots are equipped with a variety of sensors, including scanning laser range finders, image acquisition and processing, and ultrasonic sonar sensors. The lab floor is a removable vinyl film containing an urban road network, and can be fitted with mock buildings, obstacles, bridges, and overpasses.

Approximately 700 square feet of space is currently available for robot operations, along with adjacent space for computer, bench, and repair facilities. Some indoor testbed capabilities can be coupled with larger, outdoor robotic vehicles and UAVs. Finally, the software interface for the robots is compatible with a 3-dimensional simulation environment. Sensor fusion, low-level control, world model database, and ground station modules were also developed by OSU to provide a fully functional in-house stack for the indoor testbed.

Denso Foundation V2X DSRC Laboratory

CITR Driving Simulator

OSU Driving Simulation Laboratory

CAR-West Facilities

OSU Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has expanded into space in the old (rear) building at the Electroscience Laboratory (1320 Kinnear Road).

Vehicle Testing Facilities

Transportation Research Center (TRC) in East Liberty, OH

Low speed initial tests at Ohio State campus locations

Traffic and V2X/Network Simulators

Communication Performance: Physical layer, MAC, and Network layer performance modelled, simulated, and validated with real-world experimental data