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Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter

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Towards vision-based safe landing for an autonomous helicopter
Autonomous landing is a challenging problem for aerial robots. An autonomous landing manoeuver depends largely on two capabilities: the decision of where to land and the generation of control signals to guide the vehicle to a safe landing. We focus on the rst capability here by presenting a strategy and an underlying fast algorithm as the computer vision basis to make a safe landing decision. The experimental results obtained from real test ights on a helicopter testbed demonstrate the robustness of the approach under widely di erent light, altitude and background texture conditions, as well as its feasibility for limited-performance embedded computers. Key words: autonomous helicopter, vision-based landing, safe landing, contrast measures, texture scale
Pedro J. Garcia-Pardo, Gaurav S. Sukhatme, James F
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where RAS
Authors Pedro J. Garcia-Pardo, Gaurav S. Sukhatme, James F. Montgomery
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