Augmented Reality Tool for the Situational Awareness Improvement of UAV Operators
AbstractUnmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being extensively used nowadays. Therefore, pilots of traditional aerial platforms should adapt their skills to operate them from a Ground Control Station (GCS). Common GCSs provide information in separate screens: one presents the video stream while the other displays information about the mission plan and information coming from other sensors. To avoid the burden of fusing information displayed in the two screens, an Augmented Reality (AR) tool is proposed in this paper. The AR system has two functionalities for Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) UAVs: route orientation and target identification. Route orientation allows the operator to identify the upcoming waypoints and the path that the UAV is going to follow. Target identification allows a fast target localization, even in the presence of occlusions. The AR tool is implemented following the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) standards so that it can be used in different GCSs. The experiments show how the AR tool improves significantly the situational awareness of the UAV operators. View Full-Text
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Ruano, S.; Cuevas, C.; Gallego, G.; García, N. Augmented Reality Tool for the Situational Awareness Improvement of UAV Operators. Sensors 2017, 17, 297.
Ruano S, Cuevas C, Gallego G, García N. Augmented Reality Tool for the Situational Awareness Improvement of UAV Operators. Sensors. 2017; 17(2):297.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ruano, Susana; Cuevas, Carlos; Gallego, Guillermo; García, Narciso. 2017. "Augmented Reality Tool for the Situational Awareness Improvement of UAV Operators." Sensors 17, no. 2: 297.
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