Vision can provide unique capabilities under favorable visibility conditions during the operation of intelligent or autonomous underwater vehicles in deep ocean. We describe a real-time vision system for positioning and station keeping, navigation, and sea floor image mosaicing. These developments exploit a direct methodology for 3D motion estimation from time-varying underwater imagery. We present sample results from experiments for evaluating the performance and accuracy of the system, based on measurements from an independent sensor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Oceans Conference Record (IEEE)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 Oceans Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Nice, Fr|
Duration: Sep 28 1998 → Oct 1 1998
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