Navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Image Processing
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the possibility of using aerial or satellite images or
eventually digital elevation models in order to localize the UAV helicopter in the
environment. Matching techniques are investigated in order to match the available on-board
image of the area with the live images acquired by the on-board video camera.
The problem is interesting because it can provide a redundancy for the UAV navigation
system which is based only on GPS.
The thesis is in the context of the development of an integrated system for navigation using
image sequences from an aircraft. The system is composed of relative position estimation,
which computes the current position of the helicopter by accumulating relative displacement
extracted from successive aerial images. These successive aerial images are then matched
using certain image matching techniques.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 84 p.
Navigation Image Processing, UAV Relative Position Estimation Absolute Position
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105628ISRN: LIU-IDA/FFK-UP-A--08/007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105628DiVA: diva2:708991
Subject / course
Geographical Information Systems
Sivertun, Åke, Professor