A simple visual navigation system for an UAV

Krajnik, Tomas and Nitsche, M. and Pedre, S. and Preucil, L. and Mejail, M.E. (2012) A simple visual navigation system for an UAV. In: 9th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices (SSD), 20-23 March 2012, Chemnitz, Germany.

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSD.2012.6198031

DocumentsAudio/Video Files
A simple visual navigation system for an UAV
[img]
[Download]
[img]
Preview
PDF
surfnavuav_2012_SSD.pdf - Whole Document

485kB
[img] Video (MP4)
watch_v=e5543UvOqoE - Supplemental Material
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

171kB
Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

We present a simple and robust monocular camera-based navigation system for an autonomous quadcopter. The
method does not require any additional infrastructure like radio beacons, artificial landmarks or GPS and can be easily combined with other navigation methods and algorithms. Its computational complexity is independent of the environment size and it works even when sensing only one landmark at a time, allowing its operation in landmark poor environments. We also describe an FPGA based embedded realization of the method’s most computationally demanding phase.

Keywords:visual-based uav navigation, mobile robotics, computer vision
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:14902
Deposited On:12 Sep 2014 09:05

Repository Staff Only: item control page