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Automatic image exploitation system for small UAVs

 
: Heinze, N.; Esswein, M.; Krüger, W.; Saur, G.

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Created on: 28.8.2009


Henry, D.J. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) systems and applications V : 17 March 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2008 (Proceedings of SPIE 6946)
ISBN: 978-0-8194-7137-6
Paper 69460G
Conference "Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications" <5, 2007, Orlando/Fla.>
English
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IITB ( IOSB) ()

Abstract
For surveillance and reconnaissance tasks small UAVs are of growing importance. These UAVs have an endurance of several hours, but a small payload of about some kilograms. As a consequence lightweight sensors and cameras have to be used without having a mechanical stabilized high precision sensor-platform, which would exceed the payload and cost limitations. An example of such a system is the German UAV Luna with optical and IR sensors on board. For such platforms we developed image exploitation algorithms. The algorithms comprise mosaiking, stabilization, image enhancement, video based moving target indication, and stereo-image generation. Other products are large geo-coded image mosaics, stereo mosaics, and 3-D-model generation. For test and assessment of these algorithms the experimental system ABUL has been developed, in which the algorithms are integrated. The ABUL system is used for tests and assessment by military PIs.

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