Accession Number:

ADA532870

Title:

Active-Vision Control Systems for Complex Adversarial 3-D Environments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 July 2007-31 Dec 2008

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This project has included development of methods that utilize 2-D and 3-D imagery e.g., from visual, FLIR, LADAR, acoustic to enable aerial vehicles to autonomously detect and prosecute targets in uncertain complex 3-D adversarial environments, including capabilities and approaches inspired by those found in nature, and without relying upon highly accurate 3-D models of the environment. The new capabilities of autonomous sensing and control enable UAVmunition operations in a clandestinecovert manner in close proximity to hazards, structures, andor terrain and in uncertainadversarial 3-D environments. Furthermore, the team performed a productive flying testbed activity as part of the program. This ensures that the methods are sound in the sense that they are l implementable in real-time, 2 capable of practical use in the field, and 3 based on realisticachievable sensor capabilities. This project is a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative MURI.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE