Investigating limitations of SURF approach for thermal imaging analysis and mapping

McMillen, Dan (2016) Investigating limitations of SURF approach for thermal imaging analysis and mapping.


Wildlife conservation involves an understanding of a specific animal, its environment and the interaction within a local ecosystem. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) present cost effective, non-intrusive solution for detecting animals over large areas and the use thermal imaging cameras offer the ability detect animals that would otherwise be concealed to visible light cameras. This report examines some of limitations on using SURF for the development of large maps using multiple stills images extracted from the thermal imaging video camera which contain wildlife (eg. Koala in them).

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ID Code: 94746
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: SURF, UAV, Thermal Imagery
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Flight Dynamics (090106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 04:53

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