Bio-inspired GPS-free navigation using mantis shrimp (stomatopod) vision
Technical Report,01 Sep 2017,31 Aug 2018
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Queensland Australia
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The PI has successfully completed the research proposals. They assessed the instrument and method that they developed for shortcomings and determined that the sensor system and measurement protocol were the best target for improvement, in particular to make the system compatible with an underwater vehicle. The team developed a preliminary model of the noise in the underwater light fields polarization state due to wave action at various wind speeds so that we can design the instrument to measure the highest signal-to-noise ratio features. Finally the team prototyped and assessed three different panoramic imaging techniques for measuring the underwater light field without moving parts all three techniques are viable but the fisheye lens and multi-camera solutions use less custom hardware than the conical mirror technique. There are peer reviewed papers in progress a PhD graduate thesis was directly supported by this research grant.
- Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance