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A Novel Framework for Lidar-Camera Fusion

A Novel Framework for Lidar-Camera Fusion VALUE PROPOSITION Motion-Capture, the essence of any autonomous vehicle application is the process of recording and following the movement of objects and people. The use of this 3D-based object detection enables better spatial planning and object avoidance than its 2D counterparts. 2D object detection systems...
Published: 2/27/2024   |   Inventor(s): Su Pang, Daniel Morris, Hayder Radha
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Control Systems, Data Processing/Analysis, Transportation

Random Finite Set (RFS) Based Tracking Approach for 2D/3D Object Detections

Random Finite Set based Tracking for 2D/3D Object Detections VALUE PROPOSITION Multi object tracking is critical in enabling an autonomous vehicle to perceive and maneuver its environment. Three common flaws in multi-object tracking detection is (1) uncertainty in the number of objects, (2) uncertainty regarding when and where the objects may appear...
Published: 2/27/2024   |   Inventor(s): Hayder Radha, Su Pang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Control Systems, Data Processing/Analysis, Transportation

Camera-LiDAR Fusion for 3D Object Detection

VALUE PROPOSITION When compared to single modality approaches, fusion based object detection methods often require more complex models to integrate heterogeneous sensor data and use more GPU memory and computational resources. This is particularly true for camera-LiDAR based multimodal fusion, which may require three separate deep-learning networks...
Published: 6/20/2024   |   Inventor(s): Su Pang, Daniel Morris, Hayder Radha
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Data Processing/Analysis, Control Systems, Transportation

Efficient Room Temperature, Ambient Pressure Liquid Ammonia Storage System

Executive Summary Liquid ammonia is current stored and transported in very large quantities in refrigerated units, railcars, tanker trucks and pressurized containers. While the majority of existing uses are as a nitrogen fertilizer for agricultural uses, increasing attention has been turned to ammonia as a green, carbon free energy storage medium for...
Published: 5/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Mi Chenija, Reza Ghazfar, Milton Smith, Iii, Thomas Hamann
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Transportation

Translucent Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

Executive Summary Thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) are used in a variety of applications such as automotive bumpers and fascia where good impact and chemical resistance are needed.. MSU researchers have recently developed a new technology for producing translucent TPO materials. The materials are compounded by conventional extrusion and then molded...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Krishnamurthy Jayaraman, Xing Lu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Transportation

Treatment Process for Reduced Corrosion in CFRP/Metal Hybrids

­ Executive Summary Carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (CFRPs) are often mechanically fastened to metals such as aluminum alloys in lightweight aircraft applications. Since both materials are electrically conductive, galvanic corrosion of the less noble metal can occur, leading to degradation over time. MSU researchers have developed...
Published: 11/30/2023   |   Inventor(s): Greg Swain, Isuri Dammulla
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Transportation

Novel, Multi-Impact, Energy Diverting, Energy Absorbing, Repairable Helmets

Executive Summary This technology addresses brain injuries while wearing a helmet. A novel technique adds an outer layer to helmet shells to absorb multiple impacts and divert energy away for the skull to reduce concussions. The innovation can also reduce projectile penetration in a way that is repairable and re-healable for low or multiple low-velocity...
Published: 2/28/2024   |   Inventor(s): Mahmoodul Haq, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Transportation

Radar Sensor for Autonomous Vehicle Velocity Measurement

Executive SummaryModern vehicles rely on an extensive platform of sensors to ensure quality performance. For autonomous navigation, continuous knowledge of vehicle velocity is crucial, especially in challenging weather conditions. A recent development by MSU engineers helps address deficiencies of current velocity sensors through use of an innovative...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Nanzer
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, Transportation, Computer Software

Couple-Compression Technology

Executive SummaryWith increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy, researchers continually search for methods of energy generation and storage that increase efficiency and reduce costs. One such method of recovering otherwise wasted energy is the implementation of thermoelectric devices. Thermoelectric devices operate...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Edward Timm, Harold Schock, Guoming Zhu, Trevor Ruckle, Kevin Moran
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Energy, Transportation, Advanced Materials

Software for Real-Time Control of a Single or Multi-Axis Vibration Table

Executive SummaryThis software developed by MSU researchers allows for a superior vibration table simulation of packages that are shipped via truck trailers. Using conventional data capturing devices and vibration tables, this technology has the ability to drastically reduce time capturing road and trailer data. In particular, road events where package...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Gary Burgess
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Packaging, Transportation
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