Autonomous safe landing of a vision guided helicopter

TitleAutonomous safe landing of a vision guided helicopter
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCesetti A., Frontoni E, Mancini A, Zingaretti P
Conference NameProceedings of 2010 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2010

In this paper a vision-based system for safe autonomous landing of a helicopter-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is presented. The remote user selects target areas from high resolution aerial or satellite images. These areas are tracked by a feature-based image matching algorithm that identifies natural landmarks and gives feedbacks for control purposes. © 2010 IEEE.