Use of MnCORS to Support AV Operations in Rural Minnesota

The Minnesota Continually Operating Reference Station (MnCORS) network is a service operated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation that consists of a network of base stations across the state which provide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction signals to real time kinematic (RTK)-capable GNSS receivers. The objectives of this research project are to use localization measurements from the MnCORS GNSS system to demonstrate key autonomous (AV) operations on all types of roads in rural Minnesota (highways, unmarked paved roads, and gravel roads). Further, the project will demonstrate and characterize the limitations of localization using this network when it comes to AV autonomous operations in urban locations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $178775
  • Contract Numbers:

    1036342 WO 117

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
  • Managing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota

    University Office Plaza, Suite 440
    2221 University Avenue SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55414
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rajamani, Rajesh

  • Start Date: 20240625
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01922761
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1036342 WO 117
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2024 9:33AM