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Bio-inspired polarized skylight navigation: a review
Author(s): Xi Zhang; Yongqin Wan; Lijing Li
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Paper Abstract

The idea of using skylight polarization in navigation is learned from animals such as desert ants and honeybees. Various research groups have been working on the development of novel navigation systems inspired by polarized skylight. The research of background in polarized skylight navigation is introduced, and basic principle of the insects navigation is expatiated. Then, the research progress status at home and abroad in skylight polarization pattern, three bio-inspired polarized skylight navigation sensors and polarized skylight navigation are reviewed. Finally, the research focuses in the field of polarized skylight navigation are analyzed. At the same time, the trend of development and prospect in the future are predicted. It is believed that the review is helpful to people understand polarized skylight navigation and polarized skylight navigation sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9815, MIPPR 2015: Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, and Other Applications, 981517 (14 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205792
Show Author Affiliations
Xi Zhang, Beihang Univ. (China)
Yongqin Wan, Beihang Univ. (China)
Lijing Li, Beihang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9815:
MIPPR 2015: Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, and Other Applications
Jianguo Liu; Hong Sun, Editor(s)

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