Field-of-view, detection range, and false alarm trade-offs in vision-based aircraft detection

Lai, John S., Ford, Jason J., Mejias, Luis, Wainwright, Alexander Lloyd, O'Shea, Peter J., & Walker, Rodney A. (2012) Field-of-view, detection range, and false alarm trade-offs in vision-based aircraft detection. In International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23-28 September 2012, Brisbane, QLD.


This paper presents a survey of previously presented vision based aircraft detection flight test, and then presents new flight test results examining the impact of camera field-of view choice on the detection range and false alarm rate characteristics of a vision-based aircraft detection technique.

Using data collected from approaching aircraft, we examine the impact of camera fieldof-view choice and confirm that, when aiming for similar levels of detection confidence, an improvement in detection range can be obtained by choosing a smaller effective field-of-view (in terms of degrees per pixel).

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ID Code: 50776
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Computer Vision, Detection, see-and-avoid, collision avoidance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2012 23:14
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 03:37

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