Accession Number:

AD1071252

Title:

Bio-inspired GPS-free navigation using mantis shrimp (stomatopod) vision

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2017,31 Aug 2018

Corporate Author:

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Queensland Australia

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-11-29

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE