Michael DiDonato
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Optical Flow: Introduction, algorithms, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Owen White Dec 7, 2011. 10 Replies

I am currently undertaking an undergraduate UAV project at the Naval Academy in which I have been tasked to build and implement a sensor onboard a small indoor helicopter. I am using optical flow to…Continue

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Undergrad at US Naval Academy studying controls engineering with a concentration in autonomous aerial vehicles
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Currently working on a project to control stability and flight of an indoor micro helicopter (Coax) using optical flow sensors.
Glenolden, Pennsylvania

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Coaxial Autonomous Landing on a moving platform via Optical Flow

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 11:01am 7 Comments

Hey everyone, I've been trying to tackle the issue of autonomous landing for a little while now, specifically restrained to optical flow techniques. I have hit a roadblock and wanted to see if anyone on here could shed some advice on the issue.


Essentially what is happening is I have a downward looking vision chip that can successfully put a Coaxial helicopter into a hover using a minimization of OF. I want that chip to now track a moving surface underneath it, particularly a…


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