Navigation with image tracking for a quadrotor UAV

K. H. Chang, Y. S. Shiao, N. Y. Lyu

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Abstract

In this paper, we use image processing and automatic camera calibration theory to design an unmanned aerial vehicle's image tracking method. The research includes image processing and recognition, automatic camera calibration, and target detection and tracking. After the quadrotor equipped the camera takes off, it can capture the environment image through the camera. And we obtained the parameters acquired from the orientation and distance values of the target through image processing. These parameters are converted by an automatic camera calibration into the control signal outputs for throttle, move and rotation. Those parameters can be used not only to calibrate the flight posture of the rotorcraft, but also to track the target. Experimental results show that the image processing method and automatic camera calibration can control the quadrotor and track the moving target as designed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIM 2018 - IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1450-1455
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538618547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 30
Event2018 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2018 Jul 92018 Jul 12

Publication series

NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
Volume2018-July

Other

Other2018 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period18-07-0918-07-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Chang, K. H., Shiao, Y. S., & Lyu, N. Y. (2018). Navigation with image tracking for a quadrotor UAV. In AIM 2018 - IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (pp. 1450-1455). [8452269] (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM; Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2018.8452269