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Unmanned aircraft navigation for shipboard landing using infrared vision

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4 Author(s)
Yakimenko, O.A. ; Dept. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut. Eng., Naval Postgraduate Sch., Monterey, CA, USA ; Kaminer, I.I. ; Lentz, W.J. ; Ghyzel, P.A.

This paper addresses the problem of determining the relative position and orientation of an unmanned air vehicle with respect to a ship using three visible points of known separation. The, images of the points are obtained from an onboard infrared camera. The paper develops a numerical solution to this problem. Both simulation and flight test results are presented.

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 4 )