Accession Number : ADA637136


Title :   Autonomous Vision-based Rotorcraft Landing and Accurate Aerial Terrain Mapping in an Unknown Environment


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Templeton, Todd R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a637136.pdf


Report Date : 22 Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 92


Abstract : In this report, we present research toward a vision-based landing system for unmanned rotorcraft in unknown terrain that is centered around our Recursive Multi-Frame Planar Parallax algorithm for high-accuracy terrain mapping. We give an in-depth description of the vision system, an overview of our experimental platforms, and both synthetic and experimental terrain mapping results.


Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT , *VERTICAL LANDINGS , DIGITAL MAPS , DRONES , TERRAIN MODELS , TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Cybernetics
      Air Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE