vision-based control, UAV, unmanned aircraft
This paper describes three applications of payload directed flight using miniature air vehicles: vision-based road following, vision-based target tracking, and vision-based mapping. A general overview of each application is given, followed by simulation and flight-test results. Results demonstrate the viability of utilizing electo-optical video imagery to directly control the air vehicle flight path to enhance performance relative to the sensing objective.
Original Publication Citation
Randal Beard, Clark Taylor, Jeffery Saunders, Ryan Holt, and Timothy McLain. "Payload Directed Flight of Miniature Air Vehicles", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Infotech@Aerospace Conferences, (April 5-9, 2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2009-1895
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Beard, Randal W.; Taylor, Clark; Saunders, Jeff; Holt, Ryan; and McLain, Timothy W., "Payload Directed Flight of Miniature Air Vehicles" (2009). Faculty Publications. 1504.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Beard, R., Taylor, C., Saunders, J., Holt, R., McLain, T. “Payload Directed Flight of Miniature Air Vehicles,” AIAA 2009-1895, Proceedings of the 2009 AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Conference, April 2009, Seattle, WA. doi: 10.2514/6.2009-1895
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