Assessment of Possibilities to Use Thermal Imaging Cameras for Air Traffic Control

Open access

Abstract

The character of missions and conditions in which they are carried out by military un-manned aerial vehicles are usually special and difficult. This causes a necessity to provide support for their missions, especially with regard to checking their condition on the controlled or autonomic flight path, especially during landing and take-off operations.

This paper offers an account of an experiment and an attempt of assessing usefulness of thermal imaging cameras for controlling flights of aerial vehicles, mainly in areas of air-dromes and approach paths.

REFERENCES

  • [1] Kong W., Zhou D., Zhang D., Vision-based Autonomous Landing system for Un-manned Aerial Vehicle: A Survey. Accessible, Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), 2014 International Conference [online], http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7279258/ [access 12.05.2016].

  • [2] Kong W., Zhang D., Wang X., Xian X., Zhang J., Autonomous Landing of an UAV with a Ground-Based Actuated Infrared Stereo Vision System, Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference, [online], http://lockdog.ru/files/pdf_lib/uav_ip [access 12.05.2016].

  • [3] Zhang D., Qi H., Wu X., Xie Y., Xu J., The Quadrotor Dynamic Modelling and Indoor Target Tracking Control Method, Mathematical Problems in Engineering Volume 2014, Article ID 637034, [online], http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/637034 [access 12.05.2016].

  • [4] Kong W., Zhou D., Zhang Yu, Zhang D., Wang X., A ground-based optical system for autonomous landing of a fixed wing UAV, Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference, [online], http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6943244/ [access 12.05.2016].

  • [5] Fossen T., Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control, John Willey & Sons, 2011.

  • [6] PTZ-35 MS, PTZ-50 MS, Installation and Operational Manual, FLIR Systems.

  • [7] Milewski S., Fundamental Limitations to Infrared Sensor Performance in Maritime Conditions [in Polish], III International Scientific and Technical Conference ‘Marine Technology and Arms’ NATCon, Gdynia 2009.

  • [8] Yilmaz A., Object tracking and activity recognition in video acquired using mobile cameras (a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida), Orlando 2004, [online], http://etd.fcla.edu/CF/CFE0000101/Yilmaz_Alper__200407_PhD.pdf [access 12.05.2016].

Annual of Navigation

The Journal of Polish Navigational Forum

Journal Information

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 13 13 13
PDF Downloads 4 4 4