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Computer Vision For Space Applications
Author(s): Frank L. Vinz
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Paper Abstract

Computer vision technology offers potential application for automation of space operations. The merits of computer vision and automation for earth bound operations are magnified when they are applied to space. Human involvement may be greatly reduced for routine operations and the risk to human life may be virtually eliminated. Two applications of this technology are described; one is applied to automatic orbital docking and the other is focused on automation of routine operations within the space station. Both application concepts use video cameras as the primary sensor, however they each employ different techniques. Orbital docking is the more time critical of the two applications and a syntactic image analysis technique for this use is outlined in this report.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1193, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Systems and Applications, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969810
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Frank L. Vinz, BDM International, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1193:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Systems and Applications
Bruce G. Batchelor, Editor(s)

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