Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scott L. Nykl, PhD.
Missions using unmanned aerial vehicles have increased in the past decade. Currently, there is no way to refuel these aircraft. Accomplishing automated aerial refueling can be made possible using the stereo vision system on a tanker. Real world experiments for the automated aerial refueling problem are expensive and time consuming. Currently, simulations performed in a virtual world have shown promising results using computer vision. It is possible to use the virtual world as a substitute environment for the real world. This research compares the performance of stereo vision algorithms on synthetic and real world imagery.
DTIC Accession Number
Seydel, Nicholas J., "Stereo Vision: A Comparison of Synthetic Imagery vs. Real World Imagery for the Automated Aerial Refueling Problem" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1823.