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Modelling 3D camera movement for vibration characterisation and multiple object identification with application to lighting assessment

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3 Author(s)
Chowdhury, S.P. ; Sch. of Electron., Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Queen''s Univ. Belfast (QUB), Belfast, UK ; Rafferty, K. ; Ferguson, S.

Utilising cameras as a means to survey the surrounding environment is becoming increasingly popular in a number of different research areas and applications. Central to using camera sensors as input to a vision system, is the need to be able to manipulate and process the information captured in these images. One such application, is the use of cameras to monitor the quality of airport landing lighting at aerodromes where a camera is placed inside an aircraft and used to record images of the lighting pattern during the landing phase of a flight. The images are processed to determine a performance metric. This requires the development of custom software for the localisation and identification of luminaires within the image data. However, because of the necessity to keep airport operations functioning as efficiently as possible, it is difficult to collect enough image data to develop, test and validate any developed software. In this paper, we present a technique to model a virtual landing lighting pattern. A mathematical model is postulated which represents the glide path of the aircraft including random deviations from the expected path. A morphological method has been developed to localise and track the luminaires under different operating conditions.

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Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE), 2011 IEEE International Symposium on

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17-18 Sept. 2011