Runway obstacle detection by controlled spatiotemporal image flow disparity

Sanghoon Sull, Banavar Sridhar

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Abstract

This paper proposes a method for detecting obstacles on a runway by controlling their expected disparities. By approximating the runway by a planar surface, the initial model flow field (MFF) corresponding to an obstacle-free runway is described by the data from onboard sensors (OBS). The error variance of the initial MFF is computed and used to estimate the MFF. Obstacles are detected by comparing the expected residual flow disparities with the residual flow field (RFF) estimated after warping (or stabilizing) an image using the MFF. Expected temporal and spatial disparities are obtained from the use of the OBS. This allows us to control the residual disparities by increasing the temporal baseline and/or by utilizing the spatial baseline if distant objects cannot be detected for a given temporal baseline. Experimental results for two real flight image sequences are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1996 Jun 181996 Jun 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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