Autonomous altitude estimation of a UAV using a single onboard camera

  title={Autonomous altitude estimation of a UAV using a single onboard camera},
  author={Anoop Cherian and Jonathan Andersh and Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos and Bernard Mettler},
  journal={2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
Autonomous estimation of the altitude of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is extremely important when dealing with flight maneuvers like landing, steady flight, etc. Vision based techniques for solving this problem have been underutilized. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm to estimate the altitude of a UAV from top-down aerial images taken from a single on-board camera. We use a semi-supervised machine learning approach to solve the problem. The basic idea of our technique is to learn… CONTINUE READING
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