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Book chapter

Toward autonomous UAV landing based on infrared beacons and particle filtering

P. 529-537.
Yakovlev K., Khitkov V., Petrov A., Tishchenko I.

Autonomous fixed-wing UAV landing based on differential GPS is now a mainstream providing reliable and precise landing. But the task still remains challenging when GPS availability is limited like for military UAVs. We discuss a solution of this problem based on computer vision and dot markings along stationary or makeshift runway. We focus our attempts on using infrared beacons along with narrow-band filter as promising way to mark any makeshift runway and utilize particle filtering to fuse both IMU and visual data. We believe that unlike many other vision-based methods, this solution is capable of tracking UAV position up to engines stop. System overview, algorithm description, and its evaluation on synthesized sequence along real recorded trajectory are presented.

In book

Edited by: J. Kim, F. Karray, J. Jo et al. Springer, 2016.