A Survey of autonomous vision-based See and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Mcfadyen, Aaron & Mejias, Luis (2016) A Survey of autonomous vision-based See and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 80, pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the vision-based See and Avoid problem for unmanned aircraft. The unique problem environment and associated constraints are detailed, followed by an in-depth analysis of visual sensing limitations. In light of such detection and estimation constraints, relevant human, aircraft and robot collision avoidance concepts are then compared from a decision and control perspective. Remarks on system evaluation and certification are also included to provide a holistic review approach. The intention of this work is to clarify common misconceptions, realistically bound feasible design expectations and offer new research directions. It is hoped that this paper will help us to unify design efforts across the aerospace and robotics communities.

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ID Code: 90842
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Detect and Avoid, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Collision avoidance, See and Avoid, Visual control
DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2015.10.002
ISSN: 0376-0421
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)
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
Facilities: Science and Engineering Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2015 22:40
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 01:52

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