INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE MATEMATICA ALBERTO CALDERON
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
VISUAL TARGET-TRACKING USING A FORMATION OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
IGNACIO MAS; SEBASTIAN CURI; CHRISTOPHER KITTS; JUAN GIRIBET
Conferencia; International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference; 2015
We present a method to visually track and follow a target us- ing a platoon of three unmanned aerial vehicles for the purpose of surveillance, monitoring or escorting. A coordination con- trol technique that enhances specification and monitoring of high level formation parameters such as position, orientation and size is used as a basis for the coordination. A model of a video cam- era is employed to obtain relative positions with respect to the target of interest. An open-source simulator of Parrot Ar.Drone quadrotors running on the Robot Operating System environment is used to demonstrate the system functionally. Two test cases are presented to illustrate the validity of the approach.