Comparative performance of two methods for visual terrain assisted navigation

Amir Geva, Ehud Rivlin, Hector Rotstein

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Abstract

Traditional terrain assisted navigation systems are based on correlating terrain profile measurements obtained using a radar altimeter with a Digital Terrain Map. Recent works have shown that multiple-frames acquired from a monocular camera can also be used in combination with a Digital Terrain Map to compute a navigation solution. This opened the possibility of using terrain assisted methods for small and medium air and underwater autonomous vehicles for which radar or sonar altimeters are too expensive in terms of volume, weight or price. The purpose of this paper is to compare two alternative approaches that have been proposed for solving the visual terrain assisted navigation problem. The first, known as C-DTM, is a two-frame approach that can be seen as an extension to the Epipolar geometry under a planar scene. The second incorporated DTM data as additional constraints into the Bundle Adjustment algorithm, the latter being the most popular way of solving the structure from motion problem in use today.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication59th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2019
PublisherIsrael Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences
Pages1053-1066
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781510882782
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event59th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2019 - Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel
Duration: 6 Mar 20197 Mar 2019

Publication series

Name59th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2019

Conference

Conference59th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2019
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv and Haifa
Period6/03/197/03/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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