High Accuracy Ground Target Geo-Location Using Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle Platforms
Conte, Gianpaolo Hempel, Maria Rudol, Piotr Lundström, David
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (GNC), AIAA, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents a method for high accuracy ground target localization using a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) equipped with a video camera sensor. The proposed method is based on a satellite or aerial image registration technique. The target geo-location is calculated by registering the ground target image taken from an on-board video camera with a geo- referenced satellite image. This method does not require accurate knowledge of the aircraft position and attitude, therefore it is especially suitable for MAV platforms which do not have the capability to carry accurate sensors due to their limited payload weight and power resources. The paper presents results of a ground target geo-location experiment based on an image registration technique. The platform used is a MAV prototype which won the 3rd US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition (MAV07). In the experiment a ground object was localized with an accuracy of 2.3 meters from a ight altitude of 70 meters.
National CategoryComputer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44657Local ID: 77245ISBN: 978-1-56347-945-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-44657DiVA: diva2:265519