An Assessment of an Inexpensive COTS 360-Degree Camera for Mapping and Localization in a GPS-Denied Area
ERDC Geospatial Research Laboratory Alexandria United States
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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.
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