A Camera-Based Target Detection and Positioning UAV System for Search and Rescue (SAR) Purposes
AbstractWilderness search and rescue entails performing a wide-range of work in complex environments and large regions. Given the concerns inherent in large regions due to limited rescue distribution, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based frameworks are a promising platform for providing aerial imaging. In recent years, technological advances in areas such as micro-technology, sensors and navigation have influenced the various applications of UAVs. In this study, an all-in-one camera-based target detection and positioning system is developed and integrated into a fully autonomous fixed-wing UAV. The system presented in this paper is capable of on-board, real-time target identification, post-target identification and location and aerial image collection for further mapping applications. Its performance is examined using several simulated search and rescue missions, and the test results demonstrate its reliability and efficiency. View Full-Text
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Sun, J.; Li, B.; Jiang, Y.; Wen, C.-Y. A Camera-Based Target Detection and Positioning UAV System for Search and Rescue (SAR) Purposes. Sensors 2016, 16, 1778.
Sun J, Li B, Jiang Y, Wen C-Y. A Camera-Based Target Detection and Positioning UAV System for Search and Rescue (SAR) Purposes. Sensors. 2016; 16(11):1778.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Jingxuan; Li, Boyang; Jiang, Yifan; Wen, Chih-yung. 2016. "A Camera-Based Target Detection and Positioning UAV System for Search and Rescue (SAR) Purposes." Sensors 16, no. 11: 1778.
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