Dale Schinstock

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In this dissertation, two applications related to vision-based localization and mapping are considered: (1) improving navigation system based satellite location estimates by using on-board camera images, and (2) deriving position information from video stream and using it to aid an auto-pilot of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In the first part of this(More)
Low cost unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have great potential for rapid proximal measurements of plants in agriculture. In the context of plant breeding and genetics, current approaches for phenotyping a large number of breeding lines under field conditions require substantial investments in time, cost, and labor. For field-based high-throughput phenotyping(More)
In this paper, a novel method is presented for tracking ground targets from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) outfitted with a single monocular camera. The loss of observability resulting from the use of a single monocular camera is dealt with by constraining the target vehicle to follow ground terrain. An unscented Kalman filter (UKF) provides a(More)
This paper describes a recent and very advantageous upgrade of the undergraduate controls laboratory in the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Kansas State University. The current lab has been in use for about a decade. Details regarding the original hardware fundamental to the laboratory activities, including the embedded digital signal(More)
A modern interpretation of classical loop shaping control design methods is presented in the context of tracking control for linear motor stages. Target applications include noncontacting machines such as laser cutters and markers, water jet cutters, and adhesive applicators. The methods are directly applicable to the common PID controller and are pertinent(More)
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