Accession Number : ADA266963


Title :   RACCOON: A Real-Time Autonomous Car Chaser Operating Optimally at Night


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST


Personal Author(s) : Sukthankar, Rahul


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266963.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : RACCOON is a vision system that tracks car taillights at night. It builds a global map in real time of the lead vehicle's position based on the location and separation of the taillights in a sequence of video images. RACCOON has been integrated into a car following experiment on the CMU Navlab II, a computer-controlled HMMWV testbed. The Navlab II safely followed a lead vehicle on a winding road in light traffic at 32 km/h.


Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , *COMPUTER VISION , *OPTICAL TRACKING , *AUTOMATIC TRACKING , *AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES , GLOBAL , REAL TIME , TRAFFIC , COMPUTERS , LIGHT , SEQUENCES , VEHICLES , TRACKS , HEADLAMPS , WINDING , PASSENGER VEHICLES , VISION , TIME , IMAGES , SEPARATION , MAPS , NIGHT , ROADS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE