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Accession Number ADA562740
Title UAV to UAV Target Detection and Pose Estimation.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 89p
Personal Author R. Hajri
Abstract The objective of this thesis is to investigate the feasibility of using computer vision to provide robust sensing capabilities suitable for the purpose of UAV to UAV detection and pose estimation using affordable CCD cameras and open coding libraries. We accomplish this by reviewing past literature about UAV detection and pose estimation and exploring comparison of multiple state-of-the-art algorithms. The thesis presents implementation studies of detection approaches including color-based detection and component- based detection. We also present studies of pose estimation methods including the PosIt algorithm, homography-based detection, and the EPFL non-iterative method. The thesis provides a preliminary strategy for detecting small UAVs and for estimating its six degree of freedom (6DOF) pose from image sequences within the prescribed airspace. Discussion of its performance in processing synthetic data is highlighted for future applications using real-life data sets.
Keywords Air space
Algorithms
Cameras
Coding
Computer vision
Data bases
Detection
Drones
Edge detection
Estimates
Feasibility studies
Libraries
Morphological filtering
Obstacle avoidance
Pose estimation
State of the art
Strategy
Target detection
Theses
Uav detection


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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