Estimation of velocities via optical flow

T A Popov, A. Miller, B. Miller, K. Stepanyan

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This article presents an approach to the optical flow (OF) usage as a general navigation means providing the information about the linear and angular vehicle's velocities. The term of "OF" came from opto-electronic devices where it corresponds to a video sequence of images related to the camera motion either over static surfaces or set of objects. Even if the positions of these objects are unknown in advance, one can estimate the camera motion provided just by video sequence itself and some metric information, such as distance between the objects or the range to the surface. This approach is applicable to any passive observation system which is able to produce a sequence of images, such as radio locator or sonar. Here the UAV application of the OF is considered since it is historically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Subtitle of host publication2016 International Conference on Robotics and Machine Vision, ICRMV 2016; Moscow; Russian Federation; 14 September 2016 through 16 September 2016
EditorsAlexander V Bernstein, Adrian Olaru, Jianhong Zhou
Place of PublicationBellingham WA USA
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510610088
ISBN (Print)9781510610071
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Robotics and Machine Vision, 2016 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 14 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceInternational Conference on Robotics and Machine Vision, 2016
Abbreviated titleICRMV 2016
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
OtherThe first edition of International Conference on Robotics and Machine Vision (ICRMV 2016), was held on September 14-16, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.

It aims to be a premier Robotics and Machine Vision conference, to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of Robotics and Machine
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  • attitude's velocities estimation
  • field of image velocities
  • Lucas-Kanade algorithm
  • Optical ow

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