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Design and implementation of an unmanned aerial vehicle for autonomous firefighting missions
The proposed UAV firefighting system consists of a self-designed quadcopter as platform, a transmission system to collect and release water, a real time kinematic based navigation system and a mission control system to monitor and coordinate the UAV. Expand
Google map aided visual navigation for UAVs in GPS-denied environment
We propose a framework for Google Map aided UAV navigation in GPS-denied environment. Geo-referenced navigation provides drift-free localization and does not require loop closures. The UAV positionExpand
Block-Sparse RPCA for Consistent Foreground Detection
This work dynamically estimates the support of the foreground regions via a motion saliency estimation step, so as to impose spatial coherence on these regions, and is able to obtain crisply defined foreground regions and in general, handles large dynamic background motion much better. Expand
System integration of a vision-guided UAV for autonomous landing on moving platform
This manuscript describes a UAV implemented with vision and laser based localization algorithm to track and land on a moving platform that is realized in a quadrotor UAV and its performance is validated in actual flight experiments. Expand
Salient Object Detection Using UAVs
A salient object detection approach is proposed in this paper, tailored to the aerial images collected by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In particular, the aerial images are classified. TheExpand
Adaptive and Robust Sparse Coding for Laser Range Data Denoising and Inpainting
This work proposes an adaptive and robust SC algorithm exploiting the characteristics of typical laser range data and the availability of both range and reflectance data to realize range data denoising and inpainting, resulting in superior performance both visually and quantitatively. Expand
Real-time Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for UAV : A Survey
This article aims to give a picture of the evolution and very recent development of SLAM algorithms, and emphasis is given on real-time SLAM methods that are suitable for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Expand
An MAV Localization and Mapping System Based on Dual Realsense Cameras
Online localization and mapping in unknown environment is essential for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). Both accuracy and robustness are required in the realtime applications. In this paper, we presentExpand
A stereo and rotating laser framework for UAV navigation in GPS denied environment
  • H. Qin, Yingcai Bi, +5 authors F. Lin
  • Computer Science
  • IECON - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE…
  • 1 October 2016
The proposed framework is a senor integration system that combines a stereo camera with a rotating LRF and an integration of a fast feature-based motion estimation with an accurate shape matching refinement that is built in the customized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform. Expand
A brief survey of visual odometry for micro aerial vehicles
This survey paper attempts to provide a timely and comprehensive review of this field, focusing specifically on micro aerial vehicles (MAVs), with monocular, stereo or RGB-D cameras onboard. Expand