Trinocular Ground System to Control UAVs

Martínez Luna, Carol Viviana and Campoy Cervera, Pascual and Mondragon Bernal, Ivan Fernando and Olivares Méndez, Miguel Ángel (2009). Trinocular Ground System to Control UAVs. In: "The 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009", 10/10/2009 - 15/10/2009, St Louis, EEUU. ISBN 978-1-4244-3803-7.

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Title: Trinocular Ground System to Control UAVs
Author/s:
  • Martínez Luna, Carol Viviana
  • Campoy Cervera, Pascual
  • Mondragon Bernal, Ivan Fernando
  • Olivares Méndez, Miguel Ángel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009
Event Dates: 10/10/2009 - 15/10/2009
Event Location: St Louis, EEUU
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009
Date: December 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3803-7
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a real-time trinocular system to control rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles based on the 3D information extracted by cameras located on the ground. The algorithm is based on key features onboard the UAV to estimate the vehicle's position and orientation. The algorithm is validated against onboard sensors and known 3D positions, showing that the proposed camera configuration robustly estimates the helicopter's position with an adequate resolution, improving the position estimation, especially the height estimation. The obtained results show that the proposed algorithm is suitable to complement or replace the GPS-based position estimation in situations where GPS information is unavailable or where its information is inaccurate, allowing the vehicle to develop tasks at low heights, such as autonomous landing, take-off, and positioning, using the extracted 3D information as a visual feedback to the flight controller.

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Item ID: 5720
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5720/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5720
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5354489&tag=1
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Jan 2011 11:09
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:27
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