A novel algorithm for distant aircraft detection

Akos Zarandy, Tamas Zsedrovits, Borbala Pencz, Mate Nameth, Balint Vanek

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Abstract

In this paper a novel algorithm for distant aircraft detection for visual sense-and-avoid for UAV is presented. The algorithm uses local edge density to partition the frame into two types of regions. The first type is the unstructured or homogeneous part like sky region and the second part where there is a structured background, like high contrast clouds or terrain regions. The airplanes are detected on the two types of regions with different strategies. The algorithm was planned to run in an embedded environment with low power consumption, thus it can be run onboard of a small or mid-size UAV. First steps towards the GPU implementation on the nVidia Jeston TK1 development board are done and also presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages774-783
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479960101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2015Jun 12 2015

Publication series

Name2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2015

Other

Other2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/9/156/12/15

Keywords

  • Camera
  • Detection
  • FPGA
  • GPU
  • Sense-and-avoid
  • UAS
  • UAV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zarandy, A., Zsedrovits, T., Pencz, B., Nameth, M., & Vanek, B. (2015). A novel algorithm for distant aircraft detection. In 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2015 (pp. 774-783). [7152361] (2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152361