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Visual Tracking Strategy for Autonomous Aerial Refuelling Tasks
Research Areas
  • Aerial robots,
  • Images on movement
strategy is presented for solving the drogue tracking problem using visual information from a camera on-board the receiver air- craft. The algorithm is robust to strong motions and allows to perform the tracking task at real-time frame rates. We have successfully tested the proposed strategy using a testbed for Autonomous Air-to-Air Refuelling procedures with actual flight hardware (probe and drogue). In the differ- ent tests conducted, we have found that that by using the proposed strategy, it is possible to detect and track the drogue at real-time frame rates (> 30 fps ?frames per second?), obtaining a robust position estimation even with strong motions and occlusions of the drogue
Department of Aerospace Engin
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  • Autor: Carol Viviana Martinez Luna (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Computer Vision
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)