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Optical guidance for a robotic submarine
Author(s): Karl R. Schulze; Chris LaFlash
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Paper Abstract

There is a need for autonomous submarines that can quickly and safely complete jobs, such as the recovery of a downed aircraft's black box recorder. In order to complete this feat, it is necessary to use an optical processing algorithm that distinguishes a desired target and uses the feedback from the algorithm to retrieve the target. The algorithm itself uses many bit mask filters for particle information, and then uses a unique rectation method in order to resolve complete objects. The algorithm has been extensively tested on an AUV platform, and proven to succeed repeatedly in approximately five or more feet of water clarity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4790, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXV, (21 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462629
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Karl R. Schulze, Botz Robotics/Amador Valley High School (United States)
Chris LaFlash, Botz Robotics/Amador Valley High School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4790:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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