Visual servoing approach to collision avoidance for aircraft

Mcfadyen, Aaron, Mejias, Luis, & Corke, Peter (2012) Visual servoing approach to collision avoidance for aircraft. In 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, 24 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD.

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This paper presents a reactive Sense and Avoid approach using spherical image-based visual servoing. Avoidance of point targets in the lateral or vertical plane is achieved without requiring an estimate of range. Simulated results for static and dynamic targets are provided using a realistic model of a small fixed wing unmanned aircraft.

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ID Code: 54328
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Collision Avoidance, Visual Servoing, Aerial Robotics, Sense and Avoid
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems (090104)
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2012 02:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 09:56

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