In earlier work, we have described the development of a vision system in support of the autonomous operation or operated-assisted missions of AUVS and ROVs near the ocean bottom. The sea-floor images, acquired by a down-look camera installed on the submersible platform, are processed by the vision system in order to detect and estimate its motion in real time. This information is utilized to realize a number of capabilities, including automatic station keeping, navigation and trajectory following, and the construction of a composite (mosaic) image of the sea floor. This paper describes preliminary sea trial experiments to evaluate the performance of the vision system on a Phantom XTL ROV.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Oceans Conference Record (IEEE)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the OCEANS '99 MTS/IEEE - Riding the Crest into the 21st Century - Seattle, WA, USA|
Duration: Sep 13 1999 → Sep 16 1999
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