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Aerial Laser Inspection of Buildings Facades Using Quadrotor

Sergey Emelianov, Alexej Bulgakow, Daher Sayfeddine
2014 Procedia Engineering  
We offer to expand the role of the terrestrial laser scanning mechanism, to an aerial inspection and 3D building model generation using quadrotors based on simulations.  ...  Laser scanning and photogrammetry can be used for inspection and detection of defects, which can be very valuable for preventive maintenance.  ...  Semi-autonomous and autonomous flights are more mission oriented. Site mapping is based on global path planning for outdoor scanning and local trajectory generation methods for indoor mapping.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.10.538 fatcat:6a4q4l6qifg25cvgfohn5wuuuy

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Victor M. Becerra
2019 Electronics  
Abbreviations The following abbreviations are used in this manuscript: MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute UAV Unmanned aerial vehicle SLAM Simultaneous localization and mapping 3D Three-dimensional  ...  Special thanks go to the Editorial Board of MDPI Electronics journal for the opportunity to edit this special issue, and to the Electronics Editorial Office staff for the hard and attentive work in keeping  ...  landing system that utilizes vision-based simulteaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms for use in emergencies and in unstructured environments.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics8040452 fatcat:z7cp6j3g45exrhdcnzksae2ryy

Implementation of Open-Source for Outdoor Multirotors Helicopter

Sulaiman Sabikan
2018 Engineering Technology Open Access Journal  
trajectory mapping generation.  ...  The explanations in the OSP platform approach and configuration for autonomous flight is presented and applied.  ...  Figure 7 : 7 The 3D mapping for autonomous multi-waypoint flight. How to cite this article: Sulaiman Sabikan, Nawawi Sophan Wahyudi.  ... 
doi:10.19080/etoaj.2018.01.555552 fatcat:gjpct3eb2ng6xlm4vwzx6ov6ti

Fully self-contained vision-aided navigation and landing of a micro air vehicle independent from external sensor inputs

Roland Brockers, Sara Susca, David Zhu, Larry Matthies
2012 Unmanned Systems Technology XIV  
With this method, the vehicle is able to search autonomously for a landing location and perform precision landing maneuvers on the detected targets.  ...  In this paper, we present a micro air vehicle that uses vision feedback from a single down looking camera to navigate autonomously and detect an elevated landing platform as a surrogate for a roof top.  ...  To generate a map for our experiments the quadrotor was attached to a boom via a tether and moved manually with PTAM's localization and mapping thread running on-board the quadrotor.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.919278 fatcat:j4f4k75z2jfcvg3s7anhn255sy

Development of control system for quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle using LoRa wireless and GPS tracking

Teddy Surya Gunawan, Wan Athereah Yahya, Erwin Sulaemen, Mira Kartiwi, Zuriati Janin
2020 TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)  
In the past decades, there has been a growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for educational, research, business, and military purposes.  ...  The most critical data for a flight system is the telemetry data from the GPS and wireless transmitter and also from the gyroscope and accelerometer.  ...  At first, UAV was not autonomously controlled. It was controlled by remote control and by manual radio, just like a typical aircraft.  ... 
doi:10.12928/telkomnika.v18i5.16716 fatcat:4bhyk6vf7jadfkq4hbrchyycyu

Oil Facilities Surveillance Using an Autonomous Quadrotor

Baqir Nasser Abdul- Samed
2022 Journal of Petroleum Research and Studies  
This work addresses using the autonomous quadrotor or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for surveillance of oil fields, Facilities and pipelines since that can be very costly and dangerous specially in dangerous  ...  PID controllers are proposed for controlling the quadrotor altitude through different environments during different missions.  ...  It is very useful for the oil and gas industry to save money by using a minor unmanned aircraft to patrol the oilfields.  ... 
doi:10.52716/jprs.v12i1(suppl.).633 fatcat:tnwpx3exozbcxlabrtryhoykvm

Computer Vision in Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles—A Systematic Mapping Study

Lidia María Belmonte, Rafael Morales, Antonio Fernández-Caballero
2019 Applied Sciences  
The results of this systematic mapping study demonstrate the scientific community's growing interest in the development of vision-based solutions for autonomous UAVs.  ...  Thus, the design of vision systems and algorithms for autonomous UAV navigation and flight control has become a prominent research field in the last few years.  ...  We have a quadrotor detecting the approach to an obstacle in its flight path (see d.1), and a mapping-based autonomous flight of a quadrotor in a coal mine (see d.2).  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9153196 fatcat:yhx4am4wkfddbi4rawyldqllri

Autonomous landing of an UAV with a ground-based actuated infrared stereo vision system

Weiwei Kong, Daibing Zhang, Xun Wang, Zhiwen Xian, Jianwei Zhang
2013 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
Field experiments have been carried out using an unmanned quadrotor and a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft, with both qualitative and quantitative evaluations.  ...  The infrared camera is chosen as the exteroceptive sensor for two main reasons: first, it can be used under all weather conditions and around the clock; second, infrared targets can be tracked based on  ...  Section V-B and Section V-C present the landing experiments for a quadrotor and a fixed-wing aircraft, respectively. A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2013.6696776 dblp:conf/iros/KongZWXZ13 fatcat:uo5ojsri2bhrfeiziwqacdeuyq

An interactive tool for designing quadrotor camera shots

Niels Joubert, Mike Roberts, Anh Truong, Floraine Berthouzoz, Pat Hanrahan
2015 ACM Transactions on Graphics  
Abstract Cameras attached to small quadrotor aircraft are rapidly becoming a ubiquitous tool for cinematographers, enabling dynamic camera movements through 3D environments.  ...  In our tool, users specify camera pose keyframes in a virtual environment using a 3D scene view (a) and a 2D map view (b).  ...  ARDUPILOT team for their software support; 3D ROBOTICS for their hardware support; the professional cinematographers we interviewed, as well as our user study participants, for their time and valuable  ... 
doi:10.1145/2816795.2818106 fatcat:yib57htxtrg5nmfz6n3etlkzxm

Onboard monocular vision for landing of an MAV on a landing site specified by a single reference image

Shaowu Yang, Sebastian A. Scherer, Konstantin Schauwecker, Andreas Zell
2013 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
This paper presents a real-time monocular vision solution for MAVs to autonomously search for and land on an arbitrary landing site.  ...  To search for such landing sites, we extend a well-known visual SLAM algorithm that enables autonomous navigation of the MAV in unknown environments.  ...  Using a dynamic model of a quadrotor and an accurate 6 DoF pose estimate from an external tracking system, they achieved precise hovering and 3D trajectory control of a quadrotor MAV.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas.2013.6564704 fatcat:k5jkmda2hrb2xbhppflebo5guu

Autonomous landing and ingress of micro-air-vehicles in urban environments based on monocular vision

Roland Brockers, Patrick Bouffard, Jeremy Ma, Larry Matthies, Claire Tomlin
2011 Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III  
We demonstrate autonomous vision-based landing and ingress target detection with two different quadrotor MAV platforms.  ...  To address these key behaviors, we present a novel method for vision-based autonomous MAV landing and ingress using a single camera for two urban scenarios: landing on an elevated surface, representative  ...  APPROACH Our approach employs a single camera as a vision sensor to detect a navigation target and generate 3D waypoints to the target for autonomous navigation of a quadrotor platform (figure 1).  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.884449 fatcat:k2j36djwizgd5h22sj4gqijwny

A flexible hardware-in-the-loop architecture for UAVs

Peter Lepej, Angel Santamaria-Navarro, Joan Sola
2017 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
We take as use case the autonomous exploration of dense forests with UAVs, with the aim of creating useful maps for forest inspection, cataloging, or to compute other metrics such as total wood volume.  ...  Specifically we are able to simulate the use of a 3D LIDAR endowed below an actual UAV autonomously navigating among simulated obstacles, thus the platform safety is not compromised.  ...  Fig. 4 shows the 3D map resulting of applying the exploration, navigation, mapping and control techniques mentioned in previous sections.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas.2017.7991330 fatcat:zfyipjmgmze2vo3vhwd4vzefvy

Survey on Computer Vision for UAVs: Current Developments and Trends

Christoforos Kanellakis, George Nikolakopoulos
2017 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
More specifically vision based position-attitude control, pose estimation and mapping, obstacle detection as well as target tracking are the identified components towards autonomous agents.  ...  The aim of this article is to present a comprehensive literature review on vision based applications for UAVs focusing mainly on current developments and trends.  ...  The sensors extracted 3D data and provided them to control law for the autonomous navigation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-017-0483-z fatcat:2abqia3mlnedrlonxhlsjanffy

Payload dropping control of an unmanned quadrotor helicopter based on backstepping controller

Jing Qiao, Zhixiang Liu, Youmin Zhang, W. Anggono
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
The backstepping control is implemented in this paper for the robustness of the quadrotor helicopter in the payload dropping process.  ...  This control algorithm is implemented on the parameters of an unmanned quadrotor helicopter platform known as Qball-X4 available at the Networked Autonomous Vehicles Lab of Concordia University.  ...  Figure 8 is a three dimensional trajectory map of a Quadrotor helicopter trajectory tracking.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201927701004 fatcat:yjccs74rejhibf4dx5vziufffa

Final Program

2020 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
We thank all of them for their extremely valuable contributions and dedication. Dr.  ...  Athens is a magnificent location for such an international event like the 2020 ICUAS.  ...  Derivative maps such as dense point clouds, mesh maps, octomaps, etc. are frequently used for path planning purposes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas48674.2020.9214039 fatcat:7jr6chhfija47kgtwoxqmfmmoe
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