Flight trial of an electro-optical sense-and-avoid system

Mejias, Luis, Lai, John S., & Ford, Jason J. (2012) Flight trial of an electro-optical sense-and-avoid system. In (Ed.) Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012 CD-Rom ), International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia.

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This paper presents the flight trials of an electro-optical (EO) sense-and-avoid system onboard a Cessna host aircraft (camera aircraft). We focus on the autonomous collision avoidance capability of the sense-and-avoid system; that is, closed-loop integration with the onboard aircraft autopilot. We also discuss the system’s approach to target detection and avoidance control, as well as the methodology of the flight trials. The results demonstrate the ability of the sense-and-avoid system to automatically detect potential conflicting aircraft and engage the host Cessna autopilot to perform an avoidance manoeuvre, all without any human intervention

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ID Code: 50751
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Filtering techniques, Detection algorithms, UAS sense and avoid, Computer vision, Collision Avoidance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012[please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2012 01:40
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2014 10:29

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