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Infrared image guidance for ground vehicle based on fast wavelet image focusing and tracking
Author(s): Akira Akiyama; Nobuaki Kobayashi; Eiichiro Mutoh; Hideo Kumagai; Hirofumi Yamada; Hiromitsu Ishii
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Paper Abstract

We studied the infrared image guidance for ground vehicle based on the fast wavelet image focusing and tracking. Here we uses the image of the uncooled infrared imager mounted on the two axis gimbal system and the developed new auto focusing algorithm on the Daubechies wavelet transform. The developed new focusing algorithm on the Daubechies wavelet transform processes the result of the high pass filter effect to meet the direct detection of the objects. This new focusing gives us the distance information of the outside world smoothly, and the information of the gimbal system gives us the direction of objects in the outside world to match the sense of the spherical coordinate system. We installed this system on the hand made electric ground vehicle platform powered by 24VDC battery. The electric vehicle equips the rotary encoder units and the inertia rate sensor units to make the correct navigation process. The image tracking also uses the developed newt wavelet focusing within several image processing. The size of the hand made electric ground vehicle platform is about 1m long, 0.75m wide, 1m high, and 50kg weight. We tested the infrared image guidance for ground vehicle based on the new wavelet image focusing and tracking using the electric vehicle indoor and outdoor. The test shows the good results by the developed infrared image guidance for ground vehicle based on the new wavelet image focusing and tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7429, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII, 742906 (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825915
Show Author Affiliations
Akira Akiyama, Kanazawa Technical College (Japan)
Nobuaki Kobayashi, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Eiichiro Mutoh, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Hideo Kumagai, Tamagawa Seiki Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hirofumi Yamada, Kanazawa Technical College (Japan)
Hiromitsu Ishii, Nihon Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7429:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII
R. John Koshel; G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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