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Monocular Vision based Navigation in GPS-Denied Riverine Environments

Yang, Junho and Rao, Dushyant and Chung, Soon-Jo and Hutchinson, Seth (2011) Monocular Vision based Navigation in GPS-Denied Riverine Environments. In: Infotech@Aerospace Conference and Exhibit 2011. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2011-1403. ISBN 978-1-60086-944-0.

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This paper presents a new method to estimate the range and bearing of landmarks and solve the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem. The proposed ranging and SLAM algorithms have application to a micro aerial vehicle (MAV) flying through riverine environments which occasionally involve heavy foliage and forest canopy. Monocular vision navigation has merits in MAV applications since it is lightweight and provides abundant visual cues of the environment in comparison to other ranging methods. In this paper, we suggest a monocular vision strategy incorporating image segmentation and epipolar geometry to extend the capability of the ranging method to unknown outdoor environments. The validity of our proposed method is verified through experiments in a river-like environment.

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Chung, Soon-Jo0000-0002-6657-3907
Hutchinson, Seth0000-0002-3949-6061
Additional Information:© 2011 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This project was supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The authors are also grateful to Jonathan Yong and Koray Celik for their support.
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Official Citation:Junho Yang, Dushyant Rao, Soon-Jo Chung, and Seth Hutchinson. "Monocular Vision based Navigation in GPS-Denied Riverine Environments", Infotech@Aerospace 2011, Infotech@Aerospace Conferences, ()
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