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Visual signal processing using fly-eye-based algorithm to detect the road edge
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Paper Abstract

Rollover incidents of military vehicles have resulted in soldiers incurring injuries or losing their lives. A recent report identified that one cause of vehicle rollovers is the driver's inability to assess rollover threat, such as a cliff, soft ground, water, or culvert on the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle's width hinders the driver's field of view. To reduce the number of military vehicles rolling over, a road edge detection and driver warning system is being developed to warn the driver of potential rollover threats and keep the driver from veering off the side of the road. This system utilizes a unique, ultra-fast, image-processing algorithm based on the neurobiology of insect vision, specifically fly vision. The system consists of a Long-Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) camera and visible spectrum monochrome video camera system, a long-range laser scanner, a processing module in which a biomimetic image processor detects road edges in real-time, and a Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) which displays the road image, detected boundaries and road-side terrain steepness in real-time for the driver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6575, Visual Information Processing XVI, 657503 (25 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718635
Show Author Affiliations
Nancy Truong, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC (United States)
William Agassounon, Physical Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6575:
Visual Information Processing XVI
Zia-ur Rahman; Stephen E. Reichenbach; Mark Allen Neifeld, Editor(s)

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