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Research on key technology of yacht positioning based on binocular parallax
Author(s): Wei Wang; Ping Wei; Zengzhi Liu
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Paper Abstract

Yacht has become a fashionable way for entertainment. However, to obtain the precise location of a yacht docked at a port has become one of the concerns of a yacht manager. To deal with this issue, we adopt a positioning method based on the principle of binocular parallax and background difference in this paper. Binocular parallax uses cameras to get multi-dimensional perspective of the yacht based on geometric principle of imaging. In order to simplify the yacht localization problem, we install LED light indicator as the key point on a yacht. And let it flash at a certain frequency during day time and night time. After getting the distance between the LED and the cameras, locating the yacht is easy. Compared with other traditional positioning methods, this method is simpler and easier to implement. In this paper, we study the yacht positioning method using the LED indicator. Simulation experiment is done for a yacht model in the distance of 3 meters. The experimental result shows that our method is feasible and easy to implement with a small 15% positioning error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10020, Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology IV, 100200S (31 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246096
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Ping Wei, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Zengzhi Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10020:
Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology IV
Qionghai Dai; Tsutomu Shimura, Editor(s)

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