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Development of land target following system of hexacopter

Zakaria, Abdul Hafiz and Mohd Mustafah, Yasir and M. Hatta, Muhd. Mudzakkir and N. Azlan, Muhd. Nadzif (2015) Development of land target following system of hexacopter. In: The 10th Asian Control Conference 2015 (ASCC 2015) , 31st May - 3rd June, 2015, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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This paper discussed the development of a land target following system for hexacopter using on-board camera. The camera will detect the specified land target during the flight of the hexacopter and communicate with the base station to produce the GPS location of the target for necessary actions. Besides, basic concepts and mechanism of the hexacopter was briefly discussed. A few experiments were conducted to get the performance of the methods focusing on color detection algorithms. The results of the experiments show that different approach angle and lighting of the hexacopter will result in different level of accuracy of the algorithm. The proposed object tracking system manage to successfully produce GPS coordinates of the target object with accuracy of about 89. The future works include incorporating more complex image processing algorithms to get better target detection performance and more experiments on different real life situations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 5107/49424
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomous aerial vehicles;cameras;helicopters;image colour analysis;mobile robots;object detection;object tracking;path planning;robot vision;target tracking;GPS location;base station;color detection algorithms;complex image processing algorithms;hexacopter;land target detection performance;land target following system;mobile robot;object tracking system;on-board camera;Cameras;Global Positioning System;Image color analysis;Image edge detection;Mobile robots;Rotors;Digital image processing;GPS;Mobile Robot;Open CV;land target following system
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Yasir Mohd Mustafah
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 12:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49424

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