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Sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies for UAS applications

SPIE Defense + Commerical Sensing 2017 UAS

The latest research used to enhance air, ground, and underwater UAS such as LiDAR, infrared, multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, and more.

Explore the presentations below.


Technical presentations

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing features 1,700 technical papers. Below are conferences containing content that may be of interest to those interested in Unmanned Autonomous Systems. In addition, listed below are 90+ papers that may be of particular interest.

2017 Defense + Security
Unmanned Systems Technology
Infrared Technology and Applications
Infrared Imaging Systems:  Design, Analysis, Modeling and Testing
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Target
Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE)
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR
Laser Radar Technology and Applications
Laser Technology for Defense and Security
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications
Degraded Environments: Sensing, Processing, and Display 2017
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery
Geospatial Informatics, Motion Imagery, and Network Analytics
Long-range Imaging
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation
Next Generation Analyst
Computational Intelligence for Cyber Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
2017 Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors:  Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards
Thermosense:  Thermal Infrared Applications
Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping

Browse the 90+ papers below; papers listed by start date and time.

Nanophotonic interferometric immunosensor for label-free and real-time monitoring of chemical contaminants in marine environment
Paper 10215-2

Author(s):  Blanca Chocarro Ruiz, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) (Spain), et al.
Conference 10215: Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XIV
Session 1: Biosensing Systems
Date and Time: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9:40 AM


Infrared hyperspectral imaging miniaturized for UAV applications
Paper 10177-15

Author(s):  Michele Hinnrichs, Pacific Advanced Technology, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10177: Infrared Technology and Applications XLIII
Session 3: IR in Air and Space
Date and Time: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3:20 PM


Real-time smoke detection using a moving camera
Paper 10223-2

Author(s):  Ahmet E. Çetin, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey), et al.
Conference 10223: Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2017
Session 1: Real-time Algorithms and Systems
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 8:30 AM


Linear variable narrow bandpass optical filters in the far infrared
Paper 10181-21

Author(s):  Thomas D. Rahmlow, Omega Optical, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10181: Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II
Session 5: Coatings and Filters
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:00 AM


A custom multi-modal sensor suite and data analysis pipeline for aerial field phenotyping
Paper 10218-3

Author(s):  Paul Bartlett, Near Earth Autonomy, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 1: Field-based Phenotyping with Ground-based and Aerial Sensor Platforms
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:20 AM


Combining high-speed SVM learning with CNN feature encoding for real-time target recognition in high-definition video for ISR missions
Paper 10202-7

Author(s):  Christine Kroll, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany), et al.
Conference 10202: Automatic Target Recognition XXVII
Session 2: Learning Methods in ATR
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:00 AM


Automatic mission planning algorithms for aerial collection of imaging-specific tasks
Paper 10218-6

Author(s):  Paul Sponagle, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 2: Control Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural UAV Applications
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:00 AM


Progress on high-performance rapid prototype aluminum mirrors
Paper 10181-26

Author(s):  Kenneth S. Woodard, Corning Incorporated (United States), et al.
Conference 10181: Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II
Session 6: Materials and Manufacturing
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:10 AM


Melon yield prediction using small unmanned aerial vehicles
Paper 10218-7

Author(s):  Tiebiao Zhao, Univ. of California, Merced (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 2: Control Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural UAV Applications
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:20 AM


Two node vector acoustics applications for off-board passive identification and localization of individual Red Hind Grouper
Paper 10182-23

Author(s):  Cameron Matthews, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States), et al.
Conference 10182: Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXII
Session 5: Sonar and Side-scan Technologies II
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:20 AM


Leveraging ROC adjustments for optimizing UUV risk-based search planning
Paper 10182-24

Author(s):  John G. Baylog, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States), et al.
Conference 10182: Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXII
Session 5: Sonar and Side-scan Technologies II
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:40 AM


Radiometric calibration approach for UAV-based remote sensing
Paper 10218-10

Author(s):  Yeyin Shi, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 3: Practical Issues for Commercialization of UAVs in Agriculture
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00 PM


Dual field combination for unmanned video surveillance systems
Paper 10223-11

Author(s):  Louise Sarrabezolles, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France), et al.
Conference 10223: Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2017
Session 3: Real-time Video Processing
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00 PM


UAV remote sensing for phenotyping drought tolerance in peanut
Paper 10218-11

Author(s):  Maria Balota, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 3: Practical Issues for Commercialization of UAVs in Agriculture
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:20 PM


Evaluating crop stress using thermal images at multiple spatial resolutions
Paper 10218-12

Author(s):  Gregory Rouze, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Ctr. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 3: Practical Issues for Commercialization of UAVs in Agriculture
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:40 PM


Visualizing UAS-collected imagery using augmented reality
Paper 10207-11

Author(s):  Damon M. Conover, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10207: Next-Generation Analyst V
Session 3: Human and Information Interaction
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:45 PM


Underwater visual odometry for passive surveillance and navigation
Paper 10202-16

Author(s):  Firooz A. Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States), et al.
Conference 10202: Automatic Target Recognition XXVII
Session 4: Advanced Processing Methods for ATR II
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:00 AM


Estimating plant population with UAV-derived vegetation indices
Paper 10218-15

Author(s):  Joseph Oakes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 4: Aerial and Ground-based Sensing of Critical Agricultural Phenotypes and Conditions
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:40 AM


Testing of next-generation nonlinear calibration based non-uniformity correction techniques using SWIR devices
Paper 10178-2

Author(s):  McKenna R. Lovejoy, Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs (United States), et al.
Conference 10178: Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
Session 1: Testing
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:40 AM


3-D reconstruction optimization using imagery captured by unmanned aerial vehicles
Paper 10218-17

Author(s):  Abby L. Bassie, Geosystems Research Institute (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 4: Aerial and Ground-based Sensing of Critical Agricultural Phenotypes and Conditions
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:20 AM


In-flight optical performance measurement of high-resolution airborne imagery
Paper 10178-5

Author(s):  Richard Gueler, L-3 Sonoma EO (United States), et al.
Conference 10178: Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
Session 1: Testing
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:40 AM


UAV imagery analysis: challenges and opportunities
Paper 10204-5

Author(s):  Barbara G. Grant, Grant Drone Solutions, LLC (United States), et al.
Conference 10204: Long-Range Imaging II
Session 2: Applications
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:00 AM


Advanced wireless mobile collaborative sensing network for tactical and strategic missions
Paper 10184-26

Author(s):  Hao Xu, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States), et al.
Conference 10184: Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XVI
Session 6: Surveillance, Nav Systems, and Technologies II
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:20 AM


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University multispectral sensor laboratory: A model for distributed research and education
Paper 10210-25

Author(s):  Sonya A. H. McMullen, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10210: Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X
Session 5: Smartphones, Data Fusion and Raman
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:50 AM


Supporting Army modular open system architecture, utilizing open standards (FACE and CS), extending legacy NAVSEA product line architecture, and engineering through model driven development
Paper 10205-8

Author(s):  Ronald W. Townsen, General Dynamics Mission Systems (United States), et al.
Conference 10205: Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017
Session 2: Open Architecture Systems II
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:50 AM


Assessment of RCTA research
Paper 10195-1

Author(s):  Craig Lennon, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 1: Robotics CTA
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:00 PM


Using deep learning to bridge the gap between perception and intelligence
Paper 10195-2

Author(s):  Arne J. Suppe, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 1: Robotics CTA
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:20 PM


Gait design and optimization for efficient running of a direct-drive quadrupedal robot
Paper 10195-3

Author(s):  Jonathan E. Clark, Florida State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 1: Robotics CTA
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:40 PM


Advanced Doppler radar physiological sensing technique for drone detection
Paper 10188-28

Author(s):  Ji Hwan Yoon, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States), et al.
Conference 10188: Radar Sensor Technology XXI
Session 6: MicroDoppler
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:40 PM


Ground-based self-righting using inertial appendage methods
Paper 10195-4

Author(s):  James Dotterweich, Engility Corp. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 1: Robotics CTA
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:00 PM


Airborne compatible kilowatt class ultra-low SWaP fiber-delivered laser diode pump sources for directed energy
Paper 10192-13

Author(s):  John Goings, Lasertel, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10192: Laser Technology for Defense and Security XIII
Session 3: Laser Diode Development
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:20 PM


Experimental verification of distance and energy efficient motion planning on a skid steered platform
Paper 10195-5

Author(s):  James Pace, Florida State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 2: Mobility and Navigation
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:20 PM


"Does this interface make my sensor look bad?" Basic principles for designing usable, useful interfaces for sensor technology operators
Paper 10190-22

Author(s):  Laura A. McNamara, Sandia National Labs. (United States), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 5: Human-machine Interface and Machine Learning Approaches II
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:30 PM


Autonomous UAV search planning with possibilistic inputs
Paper 10195-7

Author(s):  Paul Elmore, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 2: Mobility and Navigation
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3:00 PM


Online location recognition for drift-free trajectory estimation and efficient autonomous navigation
Paper 10195-8

Author(s):  Deepak Khosla, HRL Labs., LLC (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 2: Mobility and Navigation
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3:20 PM


Development of a small satellite primarily inertial autonomous self-correcting attitude determination and control system
Paper 10195-9

Author(s):  Mark McDonald, North Dakota State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 2: Mobility and Navigation
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3:40 PM


Novel machine learning methods to enhance the detection and classification of objects in multi-spectral multi-resolution synthetic aperture radar images
Paper 10190-26

Author(s):  Flavio Bergamaschi, IBM United Kingdom Ltd. (United Kingdom), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 6: Detection, Tracking and Localization for Persistent Surveillance
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:20 PM


Rapid abstract perception to enable tactical unmanned system operations
Paper 10195-10

Author(s):  Stephen P. Buerger, Sandia National Labs. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 3: Perception
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:30 PM


A novel remote RF sensor for search and rescue and through-wall 3D imaging
Paper 10188-36

Author(s):  Hossein Ghaffari Nik, George Mason Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10188: Radar Sensor Technology XXI
Session 7: Programs and Systems I
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:50 PM


Bathymetric depth sounder with novel echo signal analysis based on exponential decomposition
Paper 10191-13

Author(s):  Andreas Ullrich, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Austria), et al.
Conference 10191: Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII
Session 3: Systems and Applications III
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:50 PM


A testbed for evaluating LIDAR as a sense and avoid sensor for autonomous aerial systems
Paper 10195-12

Author(s):  Wade W. Brown, Semaphore Scientific, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 3: Perception
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:10 PM


UAV path planning in absence of GPS
Paper 10195-43

Author(s):  Hassan El-Sallabi, Qatar Air Force (Qatar), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session PTue: Posters-Tuesday
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:00 PM


The selectable hyperspectral airborne remote sensing kit (SHARK) used in UAS for precision agriculture
Paper 10213-3

Author(s):  Rick E. Holasek, Corning Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 1: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:40 AM


Measuring laser reflection cross-sections of small unmanned aerial vehicles for laser detection, ranging and tracking
Paper 10191-14

Author(s):  Martin Laurenzis, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France), et al.
Conference 10191: Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII
Session 4: Signatures and Phenomenology
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:40 AM


Situation awareness-based agent transparency for human-autonomy teaming effectiveness
Paper 10194-68

Author(s):  Jessie Y. C. Chen, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10194: Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Session 13: Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming I: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:50 AM


Curious Partner: an autonomous system that proactively dialogues with human teammates
Paper 10194-69

Author(s):  J. Willard Curtis, Air Force Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10194: Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Session 13: Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming I: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:10 AM


A brief review and application of the lamp-plaque method for the calibration of compact hyperspectral imagers
Paper 10213-5

Author(s):  David W. Allen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 1: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:20 AM


The virtual autonomous navigation environment: a high-fidelity modeling and simulation tool for the design and development of unmanned ground vehicles
Paper 10206-19

Author(s):  Zachary T. Prevost, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States), et al.
Conference 10206: Disruptive Technologies in Sensors and Sensor Systems
Session 7: Sensor M&S
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:20 AM


M and S supporting unmanned autonomous systems (UAxS) concept development and experimentation
Paper 10206-20

Author(s):  James Sidoran, Air Force Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10206: Disruptive Technologies in Sensors and Sensor Systems
Session 7: Sensor M&S
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:40 AM


IMPACT machine learning efforts
Paper 10194-72

Author(s):  Douglas S. Lange, SPAWAR Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States), et al.
Conference 10194: Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Session 14: Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming II: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10:40 AM


Acting as a scalable team in unstructured environments
Paper 10194-73

Author(s):  Thomas Apker, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10194: Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Session 14: Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming II: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:00 AM


Decentralized asset management for collaborative sensing
Paper 10194-74

Author(s):  Raj Malhotra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10194: Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Session 14: Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming II: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:20 AM


Application of deep learning to UAS based real-time hyperspectral imaging for precision agriculture
Paper 10213-8

Author(s):  ZhiQiang Chen, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 2: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:20 PM


Evaluating the integration of operations tasks while optimizing ISR activities
Paper 10190-34

Author(s):  Moises Sudit, Univ. at Buffalo (United States), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 8: Optimization of Utility of ISR Assets
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:20 PM


Tier-scalable reconnaissance: the future in autonomous C4ISR systems has arrived
Paper 10194-76

Author(s):  Wolfgang Fink, The Univ. of Arizona (United States), et al.
Conference 10194: Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Session 15: Autonomous C4ISR Systems of the Future: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10205
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:30 PM


A perception pipeline for expeditionary autonomous ground vehicles
Paper 10195-14

Author(s):  Josh Zapf, SPAWAR Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 6: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:40 PM


Domain adaptation for semantic segmentation in offroad driving scenarios
Paper 10195-15

Author(s):  Jeremie A. Papon, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 6: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:00 PM


Three dimensional scene construction from a two dimensional image
Paper 10199-9

Author(s):  Franz Parkins, The Univ. of Memphis (United States), et al.
Conference 10199: Geospatial Informatics, Motion Imagery, and Network Analytics VII
Session 2: Photogrammetry and Uncertainty Propagation
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:00 PM


Correlation-agnostic fusion for improved uncertainty estimation in multi-view geo-location from UAVs
Paper 10199-10

Author(s):  Clark N. Taylor, Air Force Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10199: Geospatial Informatics, Motion Imagery, and Network Analytics VII
Session 2: Photogrammetry and Uncertainty Propagation
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:20 PM


Contact detection and analysis system for image-based classification of vessels in the Swarm II Harbor Patrol demonstration
Paper 10200-44

Author(s):  Michael T. Wolf, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10200: Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVI
Session 8: Signal and Image Processing, and Information Fusion Applications II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:20 PM


Quantifying sea ice with unmanned aerial vehicles
Paper 10199-11

Author(s):  Johanna Hansen, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States), et al.
Conference 10199: Geospatial Informatics, Motion Imagery, and Network Analytics VII
Session 2: Photogrammetry and Uncertainty Propagation
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:40 PM


Wheel placement reasoning in complex terrain
Paper 10195-17

Author(s):  Jimmy S. Gill, Neya Systems LLC (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 6: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:40 PM


Augmenting autonomous vehicle sensor processing with prior data
Paper 10195-18

Author(s):  Elliot Johnson, Southwest Research Institute (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 6: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:00 PM


Mission planning, execution and modeling for teams of unmanned vehicles
Paper 10195-19

Author(s):  Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 7: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:50 PM


Adaptive formation control for route-following ground vehicles
Paper 10195-20

Author(s):  Greg N. Droge, SPAWAR Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 7: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:10 PM


Designing an operator control unit for cooperative autonomous unmanned systems
Paper 10195-21

Author(s):  Paul Candela, SPAWAR (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 7: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:30 PM


A systematic approach to autonomous unmanned system experimentation
Paper 10195-22

Author(s):  Ryan Halterman, SPAWAR Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 7: ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:50 PM


Multi-sensor field trials for detection and tracking of multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles flying at low altitude
Paper 10200-50

Author(s):  Martin Laurenzis, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France), et al.
Conference 10200: Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVI
Session 9: Signal and Image Processing, and Information Fusion Applications III
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:50 PM


Autonomous electromechanical system for gas leaks odor detection
Paper 10209-33

Author(s):  Javier Andrey Moreno Guzmán, Univ. Tecnológica de Puebla (Mexico), et al.
Conference 10209: Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Image processing based bio-sensing electric system cancer cells detection
Paper 10209-41

Author(s):  Jenipher D. Gonzalez-Aponte, Univ. del Turabo (United States), et al.
Conference 10209: Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Airborne synthetic aperture radar online image display with georectification and geocoding
Paper 10201-2

Author(s):  Manikandan Samykannu, Defence Research and Development Organisation (India), et al.
Conference 10201: Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XXIV
Session 1: Phenomenology and Imaging
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:20 AM


Distributed subterranean exploration and mapping with teams of UAVs
Paper 10190-42

Author(s):  Ryan Sherrill, Air Force Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 10: ISR Airborne Imaging/Sensing
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:30 AM


Robust drone detection for day/night counter-UAV with static VIS and SWIR cameras
Paper 10190-43

Author(s):  Thomas Müller, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 10: ISR Airborne Imaging/Sensing
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:50 AM


Tree detection in urban region from aerial imagery and DSM based on local maxima points
Paper 10190-45

Author(s):  Ozgur Korkmaz, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 10: ISR Airborne Imaging/Sensing
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:10 AM


Hemispherical focal plane arrays for wide field-of-view imaging
Paper 10209-14

Author(s):  Kyle Renshaw, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States), et al.
Conference 10209: Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV
Session 4: Novel Image Sensing Technologies: Devices I
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:20 AM


Radiometric calibration of an ultra-compact microbolometer thermal imaging module
Paper 10214-44

Author(s):  Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10214: Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIX
Session 12: Detectors, Imaging Systems and Calibration I
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:20 AM


CARACaS multi-agent maritime autonomy for unmanned surface vehicles in the Swarm II harbor patrol demonstration
Paper 10195-24

Author(s):  Michael Wolf, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 8: Self-organizing, Collaborative Unmanned Robotic Team: Joint session with conferences 10195 and 10205
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:30 AM


Multiple methods of yaw control for multi-rotor aircraft
Paper 10190-47

Author(s):  Harris Edge, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 11: ISR Vehicle Steering/Control
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:30 AM


Joint communications architecture for unmanned systems (JCAUS)
Paper 10195-26

Author(s):  Shad M. Reese, TWS, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 9: Communication Systems for Small Unmanned Vehicles
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:30 AM


Cybersecurity for unmanned systems
Paper 10195-28

Author(s):  John Yen, SPAWAR Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 9: Communication Systems for Small Unmanned Vehicles
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:20 AM


Particle flow filter-based airborne-SLAM
Paper 10190-50

Author(s):  Erol Duymaz, Turkish Air Force Academy (Turkey), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 12: ISR Image Processing
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM


Seamless cryptography and key management for secure and agile UAS communication
Paper 10195-29

Author(s):  Roger Khazan, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 9: Communication Systems for Small Unmanned Vehicles
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:40 AM


Intelligent shared control of a small UGV
Paper 10195-32

Author(s):  Jared Giesbrecht, Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield (Canada), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 10: HRI
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:40 PM


Unobtrusive assistance of obstacle avoidance to tele-operation of ground vehicles
Paper 10195-33

Author(s):  Mingfeng Zhang, MDA Corp. (Canada), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 10: HRI
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:00 PM


Assessing autonomy vulnerabilities in military vehicles
Paper 10195-34

Author(s):  Craig Lennon, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 11: Special Topics
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:20 PM


The 25th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC): Building engineering students into roboticists
Paper 10195-35

Author(s):  Andrew Kosinski, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 11: Special Topics
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:40 PM


Fast reinforcement learning based distributed optimal flocking control and network co-design for uncertain networked multi-UAV system
Paper 10195-38

Author(s):  Hao Xu, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 11: Special Topics
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:40 PM


Model-free adaptive controller for autonomous aerial transportation of suspended loads with unknown characteristics
Paper 10195-39

Author(s):  Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States), et al.
Conference 10195: Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Session 11: Special Topics
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:00 PM


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