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A Review of Modern Thermal Imaging Sensor Technology and Applications for Autonomous Aerial Navigation

Tran Xuan Bach Nguyen, Kent Rosser, Javaan Chahl
2021 Journal of Imaging  
Large aircraft with complex navigation systems rely on a variety of sensors including radio frequency aids and high performance inertial systems rendering them somewhat resistant to GPS denial.  ...  Vision-based systems, consisting of one or more cameras, could arguably satisfy both size and weight constraints faced by UAVs.  ...  The odometry of the platform was estimated from the fusion of inertial measurements and jointly minimized the reprojection errors of 3D landmarks and inertial measurement errors.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jimaging7100217 pmid:34677303 fatcat:xkzcjb23qvar3kr4u6xkprai3i

DeepTIO: A Deep Thermal-Inertial Odometry with Visual Hallucination [article]

Muhamad Risqi U. Saputra, Pedro P.B. de Gusmao, Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, Yasin Almalioglu, Stefano Rosa, Changhao Chen, Johan Wahlström, Wei Wang, Andrew Markham, Niki Trigoni
2020 arXiv   pre-print
To overcome this issue, we propose a Deep Neural Network model for thermal-inertial odometry (DeepTIO) by incorporating a visual hallucination network to provide the thermal network with complementary  ...  We also employ selective fusion to attentively fuse the features from three different modalities, i.e thermal, hallucination, and inertial features.  ...  Selective Fusion In deep learning-based VIO, a standard way to fuse feature vectors coming from different modalities is by concatenation.  ... 
arXiv:1909.07231v2 fatcat:w4jtfllubvfsbl6a6lq3qnjxe4

Graph-based Thermal-Inertial SLAM with Probabilistic Neural Networks [article]

Muhamad Risqi U. Saputra, Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, Pedro P. B. de Gusmao, Bing Wang, Andrew Markham, Niki Trigoni
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In scenarios with adverse visibility or in the presence of airborne particulates (e.g. smoke, dust, etc.), alternative modalities such as those based on thermal imaging and inertial sensors are more promising  ...  We performed extensive experiments and analysis using three datasets, namely self-collected ground robot and handheld data taken in indoor environment, and one public dataset (SubT-tunnel) collected in  ...  (ZUPT) Inertial Navigation System (INS) [82] as none of RGB-and Lidar-based odometry/SLAM can work [8] .  ... 
arXiv:2104.07196v3 fatcat:z4qqd4knyzc63futnkyypoo4ie

Review of Options for Autonomous Cislunar Navigation

John A. Christian, E. Glenn Lightsey
2009 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets  
During the early days of spaceflight, and especially during the Apollo Program, significant advances were made in developing methods for navigation in cislunar space.  ...  Since then, new technologies and new data processing methods have been created that enable navigation options that were not available during the Apollo era.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Christopher D'Souza and Michael Weeks of the NASA Johnson Space Center. This research was made possible by NASA grant NNX07AP92G.  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.42819 fatcat:7nou2f6qovb27cv5yzxwg5eize

UAV in the advent of the twenties: Where we stand and what is next

F. Nex, C. Armenakis, M. Cramer, D.A. Cucci, M. Gerke, E. Honkavaara, A. Kukko, C. Persello, J. Skaloud
2022 ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing (Print)  
Hardware developments, navigation and acquisition strategies, and emerging solutions for data processing in innovative applications are considered in this analysis.  ...  UAV solutions then require an inter-disciplinary research, integrating different expertise and combining several hardware and software components on the same platform.  ...  Value Networks and Enabling Meaningful Experiences (UNITE) (decision no 337127) and the Finnish UAV Ecosystem (decision no 337018).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2021.12.006 fatcat:2fes3xk5wrafxklh6y4skshqla

State of the Art in Vision-Based Localization Techniques for Autonomous Navigation Systems

Yusra Alkendi, Lakmal Seneviratne, Yahya Zweiri
2021 IEEE Access  
This paper presents a survey on vision-based navigation paradigms, namely visual odometry and visual inertial odometry.  ...  In this framework, the kinematics of rotation is modeled on the SE(3) space and by processing the visual and inertial information in the filter, a unique and global 6DoF pose is estimated.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3082778 fatcat:bgt6qrpdcngnrisgnday74ohsm

Hybrid 3D Models: When Geomatics Innovations Meet Extensive Built Heritage Complexes

Filiberto Chiabrando, Giulia Sammartano, Antonia Spanò, Alessandra Spreafico
2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
The employment of these 3D georeferenced products is multifaceted and the fusion or integration among different sensors' data, scales, and resolutions is promising, and it could be useful in the generation  ...  same 3D archive, which is based on a single coordinate system.  ...  Einaudi from the Laboratory of Geomatics for Cultural Heritage (G4CH Lab) of Politecnico di Torino for data acquisition and C.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi8030124 fatcat:4oxhojtcnfbndb22rafksimoai

Deep Odometry Systems on Edge with EKF-LoRa Backend for Real-Time Positioning in Adverse Environment [article]

Zhuangzhuang Dai, Muhamad Risqi U. Saputra, Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, Andrew Markham, Niki Trigoni
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We find that a simple EKF based fusion module is sufficient for generic positioning calibration with over 34% accuracy gains against any standalone deep odometry system.  ...  We design a LoRa link for positional data backhaul and projecting aggregated positions of deep odometry into the global frame.  ...  With the aid of Deep Learning and visual-inertial data fusion [3] , a sub-meter precision has been achieved.  ... 
arXiv:2112.05665v1 fatcat:oy4jdhgzezbvxh62llsvodogby

A Comparison of Dense and Sparse Optical Flow Techniques for Low-Resolution Aerial Thermal Imagery

Tran Xuan Bach Nguyen, Kent Rosser, Javaan Chahl
2022 Journal of Imaging  
While sparse techniques that rely on feature matching techniques perform very well with airborne thermal data in high-contrast thermal conditions, these techniques suffer in low-contrast scenes, where  ...  This study investigated the performance of a dense optical flow algorithm on 14 bit radiometric images of the ground.  ...  The authors would like to thank Asanka and Sam at the University of South Australia and Philip from the Defense Science and Technology Group for their assistance during the previous dataset's collection  ... 
doi:10.3390/jimaging8040116 pmid:35448243 pmcid:PMC9027635 fatcat:g2d2qbwuercrfbed2bd6rmpu6y

Space Mobile Network: A near Earth communications and navigation architecture

David J. Israel, Gregory W. Heckler, Robert J. Menrad
2016 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
Earth domain will be enabled by the fusion of observations from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), The current NASA Space Network is able to provide radiometric and optimetric  ...  and desired experience with the associated desired future Results developed in collaboration with NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Division and field network  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2016.7500669 fatcat:jdild7ha5jccfnwdk7eg5drefi

Mars Cruise Orbit Determination from Combined Optical Celestial Techniques and X-ray Pulsars

Jiandong Liu, Erhu Wei, Shuanggen Jin
2017 Journal of navigation  
The precise autonomous navigation for deep space exploration by combination of multi-source observation data is a key issue for probe control and scientific applications.  ...  Secondly, the integrated system is simulated with a Federated Kalman Filter (FKF), which can do the information fusion of the two subsystems of UKF and inherits the advantages of each subsystem.  ...  The state-of-the-art ground-based tracking techniques or observations utilised in deep space navigation are radiometric observational methods in terms of two-way Doppler, two-way range and Delta-DOR (  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0373463316000874 fatcat:aozfn7ixljeffhggmo77qagmby

The AIDSS Module for Data Acquisition in Crisis Situations and Environmental Protection

Andrija Krtalić, Milan Bajić, Tamara Ivelja, Ivan Racetin
2020 Sensors  
and acquisition units (Global Positioning System (GPS) and inertial measurement unit) in a variety of combinations for additional data acquisition from deep inside a suspected hazardous area.  ...  The module has been designed, produced, improved, used and operationally tested and validated on several platforms (helicopters, remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and a blimp), with various sensors  ...  Sensors for Navigation and Positioning The system for navigation, determining the position and orientation of the system in space, consists of a single-frequency GPS device integrated with an inertial  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20051267 pmid:32110938 fatcat:kvtvx7oxofbcnjxuu2fqvbgvui

Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technology Assessment for Future Planetary Science Missions

Marco B. Quadrelli, Lincoln J. Wood, Joseph E. Riedel, Michael C. McHenry, MiMi Aung, Laureano A. Cangahuala, Richard A. Volpe, Patricia M. Beauchamp, James A. Cutts
2015 Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics  
Advancements in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) and Mission Design in the areas of software, algorithm development and sensors will be necessary to accomplish these future missions.  ...  This paper summarizes the key GN&C and mission design capabilities and technologies needed for future missions pursuing SMD PSD's scientific goals.  ...  The research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.g000525 fatcat:osfgrqzkmvcwln7fseqainh42u

Front Matter: Volume 7651

Proceedings of SPIE, Xingrui Ma, Baohua Yang, Ming Li
2009 International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009  
SPIEDigitalLibrary.org Paper Numbering: Proceedings of SPIE follow an e-First publication model, with papers published first online and then in print and on CD-ROM.  ...  These two-number sets start with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B ... 0Z, followed by 10-1Z, 20-2Z, etc. The CID number appears on each page of the manuscript.  ...  By realizing the global communication with satellite in different ways, space information technology has rendered service to every aspect of national economy construction and social development.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.862352 fatcat:hi6deiuu4rgzbdj3ev6vkfzeau

An overview of sensing platform-technological aspects for vector magnetic measurement: a case study of the application in different scenarios [article]

Huan Liu, Haobin Dong, Jian Ge, Zheng Liu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this case, the vector magnetic survey method can simultaneously obtain the modulus and direction information of the Earth's magnetic field, which can effectively reduce the multiplicity on data inversion  ...  The potential of multi-survey sensing platform technique fusion for magnetic field detection is also discussed.  ...  /GPS strap-down inertial navigation module [99] .  ... 
arXiv:2007.05198v2 fatcat:cqlfngr4yjfwrga7o6r56efd6e
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