By Topic

Accurate feature matching for autonomous vehicle navigation in urban environments

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Sasiadek, J.Z. ; Dept. of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON, Canada ; Walker, M.J. ; Krzyzak, A.

The research presented in this paper ultimately aims at accurate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) navigation using camera(s) to augment inertial navigation unit data while flying through an urban environment. Accurate position and depth determination requires precise image feature location and matching. This paper investigates accurate feature matching enabling determination of image depth. The paper offers two unique contributions to the field. First, it is shown how to improve feature matching accuracy when a good position estimate is available. Secondly, it is shown how to increase the number of matched features. In this way, there is more data and it may be possible, in future research, to identify the depth plane a feature belongs to and so increase the accuracy of position determination. Preliminary results are reported.

Published in:

Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR), 2011 16th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

22-25 Aug. 2011