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An optical system for guidance of terraine following in UAVs

Srinivasan, Mandyam V; Thurrowgood, Saul; Soccol, Dean


There is considerable interest in designing guidance systems for UAVs that use passive sensing (such as vision), rather than active sensing which can be bulky, expensive and stealth-compromising. Here we describe an optical sensor, based partly on principles of insect vision and optic flow analysis, for measurement and control of height above the ground. A video camera is used in conjunction with a specially shaped reflective surface to simplify the computation of optic flow, and extend the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Video and Signal Based Surveillance
DOI: 10.1109/AVSS.2006.23


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