Accession Number:

AD1101208

Title:

An Assessment of an Inexpensive COTS 360-Degree Camera for Mapping and Localization in a GPS-Denied Area

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ERDC Geospatial Research Laboratory Alexandria United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The efficacy of using a low Size, Weight, Power, and Cost SWAP-C Commercial off the Shelf COTS 360-degree camera was evaluated for localization and positioning in a GPS-denied environment. Specifically, Open VSLAM was utilized to generate point clouds with negligible drift using a RICOH THETA S 360-degree field of view camera without the aid of an Inertial Measurement Unit IMU. Open VSLAM is also demonstrated to show that it can localize and position with a pre-generated map.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE