A simple visual navigation system for an UAV

Krajnik, Tomas, Nitsche, M., Pedre, S. , 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.

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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

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