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Integrated field testing of planetary robotics vision processing: the PRoVisG campaign in Tenerife 2011
Author(s): G. Paar; L. Waugh; D. P. Barnes; T. Pajdla; M. Woods; H.-R. Graf; Y. Gao; K. Willner; J.-P. Muller; R. Li
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Paper Abstract

In order to maximize the use of a robotic probe during its limited lifetime, scientists immediately have to be provided the best achievable visual quality of 3D data products. The EU FP7-SPACE Project PRoVisG (2008-2012) develops technology for the rapid processing and effective representation of visual data by improving ground processing facilities. In September 2011 PRoVisG held a Field Trials campaign in the Caldera of Tenerife to verify the implemented 3D Vision processing mechanisms and to collect various sets of reference data in representative environment. The campaign was strongly supported by the Astrium UK Rover Bridget as a representative platform which allows simultaneous onboard mounting and powering of various vision sensors such as the Aberystwyth ExoMars PanCam Emulator (AUPE). The paper covers the preparation work for such a campaign and highlights the experiments that include standard operations- and science- related components but also data capture to verify specific processing functions. We give an overview of the captured data and the compiled and envisaged processing results, as well as a summary of the test sites, logistics and test assets utilized during the campaign.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2012
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 8301, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXIX: Algorithms and Techniques, 83010O (23 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906410
Show Author Affiliations
L. Waugh, EADS Astrium Ltd. (United Kingdom)
D. P. Barnes, Aberystwyth Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. Pajdla, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
M. Woods, SciSys Ltd. (United Kingdom)
H.-R. Graf, CSEM Zurich Ctr. (Switzerland)
Y. Gao, Surrey Space Ctr. (United Kingdom)
K. Willner, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
J.-P. Muller, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
R. Li, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8301:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXIX: Algorithms and Techniques
Juha Röning; David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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