Visual search automation for unmanned aerial vehicles

Eric N. Johnson, Alison A. Proctor, Jincheol Ha, Allen R. Tannenbaum

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The design, development, and testing of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with automated capabilitiesis described: searching a prescribed area, identifying a specific building within that area based on a small sign located on one wall, and then identifying an opening into that building. This includes a description of the automated search system along with simulation and flight test results. Results include successful evaluation at the McKenna Military Operations in Urban Terrain flight test site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-232
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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