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3 May 2012 Micro-UAV tracking framework for EO exploitation
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Historically, the Air Force's research into aerial platforms for sensing systems has focused on low-, mid-, and highaltitude platforms. Though these systems are likely to comprise the majority of the Air Force's assets for the foreseeable future, they have limitations. Specifically, these platforms, their sensor packages, and their data exploitation software are unsuited for close-quarter surveillance, such as in alleys and inside of buildings. Micro-UAVs have been gaining in popularity, especially non-fixed-wing platforms such as quad-rotors. These platforms are much more appropriate for confined spaces. However, the types of video exploitation techniques that can effectively be used are different from the typical nadir-looking aerial platform. This paper discusses the creation of a framework for testing existing and new video exploitation algorithms, as well as describes a sample micro-UAV-based tracker.
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David Browning, Joe Wilhelm, Richard Van Hook, and John Gallagher "Micro-UAV tracking framework for EO exploitation", Proc. SPIE 8402, Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Computation: Theory and Applications VI, 84020Q (3 May 2012);

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