Stabilization of Video from Miniature Air Vehicles

David Johansen, James Hall, Randal Beard, Clark Taylor
2007 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit   unpublished
Miniature Air Vehicles (MAVs) equipped with lightweight, inexpensive cameras have recently been employed in a great variety of missions due to their increased capability and continued affordability. Unfortunately, MAVs often experience unintended motions due to atmospheric turbulence. As a result, MAV video streams are often characterized by high-frequency jitter, making it difficult for a human operator to obtain information from the video. This paper describes a tool, operating on a mobile
more » ... und station, that produces real-time stabilized MAV video by estimating the actual and intended video motion between frames to remove jitter. The difficulty of this problem is compounded by the noise introduced during transmission.
doi:10.2514/6.2007-6862 fatcat:uv2zg7efo5a7hhzddybqqny4hm