14 May 2017 Real-time flight altitude estimation using phase correlation with Gram polynomial decimation
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Proceedings Volume 10338, Thirteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017; 103381A (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2266790
Event: The International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017, 2017, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract
The paper presents a passive technique for real-time altitude above ground level estimation for aerial vehicles using a monocular camera, a GPS receiver and an inertial measurement unit. The paper discusses a robust method for featureless registration of successive images through phase correlation using Gram polynomial decimation. Altitude is estimated by formulating the shift in pixels between the images in terms of distance travelled, calculated using corresponding GPS latitudes and longitudes. Resultant value is compensated for changes in pitch before being passed through Savitzky-Golay filter. The system can generate results every 300ms on a lowcost commercial digital signal processor with mean error of 2m and standard deviation of 13m. The proposed system is suitable for speeds up to 300m/s and altitudes up to 3000m.
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Aadil Jaleel Choudhry, Amir Badshah, Saadullah Amin, "Real-time flight altitude estimation using phase correlation with Gram polynomial decimation", Proc. SPIE 10338, Thirteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017, 103381A (14 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266790; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2266790
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