Dynamic pattern utilization for automatic UAV control support
Within the research done at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe in the area of civil security, various types of sensor/sensor systems, ground vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), have been used in the project AMFIS for some years. When it comes to aerial situation overview and reconnaissance, the research is focused primarily on electrically operated Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) systems which can be operated easily by police or rescue forces on account of the simple use and the good maneuverability even during applications in urban areas. One of the main research intentions of AMFIS is the further reduction of workload for the operator in scenarios where multiple and complex networks of different sensors and sensor carriers are used. That leads directly to the need for a high level of automation of the single sensor carriers. To further improve this automation the use of a dynamic and adaptable ground pattern as well as the detection and extraction of the information content of the displayed ground pattern onboard a flying vehicle is examined. The central objective of this investigation is the technical advancement of the dynamic ground pattern and the evaluation of the present test results as well as the use limits and the possibilities of the presented solution.