A visual target designation and tracking system is being developed within the context of the Autonomous Scout Rotorcraft Testbed Project at Georgia Tech. This paper describes both the algorithms and the hardware being used for this purpose by the Mission Equipment Package Technology Area Team. Preliminary results using two simple tracking algorithms are presented.
David E. Cardoze,
Ronald C. Arkin,
"Development of visual tracking algorithms for an autonomous helicopter", Proc. SPIE 2591, Mobile Robots X, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228971; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228971