Augmented reality tool for the situational awareness improvement of UAV operators

Ruano Sainz, Susana and Cuevas Rodríguez, Carlos and Gallego Bonet, Guillermo and García Santos, Narciso (2017). Augmented reality tool for the situational awareness improvement of UAV operators. "Sensors", v. 17 (n. 297); pp. 1-16. ISSN 1424-8220. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17020297.

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Title: Augmented reality tool for the situational awareness improvement of UAV operators
Author/s:
  • Ruano Sainz, Susana
  • Cuevas Rodríguez, Carlos
  • Gallego Bonet, Guillermo
  • García Santos, Narciso
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: 6 February 2017
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 17
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: situational awareness, augmented reality, unmanned aerial vehicle, tool, ground control station
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being extensively used nowadays. Therefore, pilots of traditional aerial platforms should adapt their skills to operate them from a Ground Control Station (GCS). Common GCSs provide information in separate screens: one presents the video stream while the other displays information about the mission plan and information coming from other sensors. To avoid the burden of fusing information displayed in the two screens, an Augmented Reality (AR) tool is proposed in this paper. The AR system has two functionalities for Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) UAVs: route orientation and target identification. Route orientation allows the operator to identify the upcoming waypoints and the path that the UAV is going to follow. Target identification allows a fast target localization, even in the presence of occlusions. The AR tool is implemented following the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) standards so that it can be used in different GCSs. The experiments show how the AR tool improves significantly the situational awareness of the UAV operators.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTEC2013-48453MR-UHDTVCésar SanzMixed Reality over Ultra High Definition Television
Government of SpainTEC2016-75981IVMEUnspecifiedUnspecified

More information

Item ID: 50879
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50879/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50879
DOI: 10.3390/s17020297
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/2/297
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 May 2018 16:54
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:50
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