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Obstacle Avoidance onboard MAVs using a FMCW RADAR [article]

Nikhil Wessendorp, Raoul Dinaux, Julien Dupeyroux, Guido de Croon
2021 arXiv   pre-print
While extensively used in autonomous driving, miniature FMCW radars on MAVs have been relatively unexplored.  ...  the potential for the sensor to provide a more robust sense and avoid function in fully autonomous MAVs.  ...  that the FMCW radar can reliably detect obstacles and determine when a collision is imminent, thus allowing the MAV to safely avoid damage or injury to the MAV or environment.  ... 
arXiv:2103.02050v1 fatcat:724yzvkayjfyteb5edmz7ikjoi

Preliminary Study of a Millimeter Wave FMCW InSAR for UAS Indoor Navigation

Antonio Scannapieco, Alfredo Renga, Antonio Moccia
2015 Sensors  
An architectural solution based on a frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) scheme is proposed after a detailed analysis of existing compact and lightweight SAR.  ...  This paper is a preliminary study concerning an innovative radar sensor based on the interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) principle, which has the potential to satisfy stringent requirements  ...  Renga studied and developed the system architecture and contributed to the writing phase; A.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150202309 pmid:25621606 pmcid:PMC4367307 fatcat:p7fvx3gsfjcmhojbozqgp4bkei

Evolved neuromorphic radar-based altitude controller for an autonomous open-source blimp [article]

Marina González-Álvarez, Julien Dupeyroux, Federico Corradi, Guido de Croon
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose an evolved altitude controller based on an SNN for a robotic airship which relies solely on the sensory feedback provided by an airborne radar.  ...  By mimicking the biological process for transferring information between neurons using spikes or impulses, spiking neural networks (SNNs) allow for low power consumption and asynchronous event-driven processing  ...  Finally, a fast chirp frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar module from Infineon with a resolution of ±20 cm is used as a ranging sensor for the closed-loop control.  ... 
arXiv:2110.00646v2 fatcat:32v6isrsyfaz5nlm5v5r4fxihe

Radar-based detection and identification for miniature air vehicles

Allistair Moses, Matthew J. Rutherford, Kimon P. Valavanis
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA)  
By contrast, this paper describes the design of a light weight, X-Band (10.5GHz) radar system for use on a small-scale (< 25 kg) rotorcraft.  ...  in a laboratory setting.  ...  Furthermore, the overall reaction time is decreased by the use of Doppler mode since a target's presence and velocity can be acquired from a single sample window, whereas FMCW must use multiple sample  ... 
doi:10.1109/cca.2011.6044363 dblp:conf/IEEEcca/MosesRV11 fatcat:vqqz6b5vmngmtfj4icrkmhpuoq

Under the Sand: Navigation and Localization of a Micro Aerial Vehicle for Landmine Detection with Ground Penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radar [article]

Rik Bähnemann and Nicholas Lawrance and Lucas Streichenberg and Jen Jen Chung and Michael Pantic and Alexander Grathwohl and Christian Waldschmidt and Roland Siegwart
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Ground penetrating radar mounted on micro aerial vehicle (MAV) is a promising tool to assist humanitarian landmine clearance.  ...  However, the quality of synthetic aperture radar images depends on accurate and precise motion estimation of the radar antennas as well as generating informative viewpoints with the MAV.  ...  on the radar reprojection algorithm.  ... 
arXiv:2106.10108v2 fatcat:7vekko3ovjhn3ala35hrkbr2oq

Navigation of UAV in Denied GNSS Environments Using Multi-Sensor Systems [article]

Mostafa Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary, Naser El-Sheimy, A. B. Sesay
While UAVs are performing their missions, they are typically relying on the onboard Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)/ Inertial Navigation System (INS) integrated navigation system for the positioning  ...  A variety of sensors and techniques have been exploited in an attempt to provide a reliable navigation solution in GNSS-denied environments.  ...  and obstacle avoidance.  ... 
doi:10.11575/prism/32809 fatcat:xe3cgt34evdevd4wqo7uv4dbsi

The Potentials, Challenges, and Future Directions of On-Chip-Antennas for Emerging Wireless Applications-A Comprehensive Survey

Rashid Karim, Adnan Iftikhar, Bilal Ijaz, Ismail Ben Mabrouk
2019 IEEE Access  
The article also investigates and describes some useful methods for the mitigation of the challenges and issues posed by the emerging applications for the realization of the AoCs in a systematic manner  ...  A concise description of the future directions of the AoCs with respect to each emerging application is also a part of this article.  ...  on the antenna performance, especially for the obstacle and collision avoidance.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2957073 fatcat:ocz72mkkzfdctgz4teks2pbrny