A Novel Mosaic Quality Measurement Method for UAV Surveillance and Remote Sensing
- 1Bayraktar Technology, Metal Is Sanayi, 34306 Ikitelli Istanbul, Turkey
- 2Koc University, Manufacturing and Automation Research Center, 34450 Sariyer Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: UAV, Mosaic, Aerial, Surveillance, Remote Sensing, SURF, Quality Measurement
Abstract. A novel hardware independent real-time aerial image stabilization and mosaicing system is developed for mini UAV surveillance and remote sensing operations. In order to measure the quality of the constructed mosaics, several in-door and flight tests were performed. A novel mosaic quality measurement method utilizing 5 axis CNC for 3D positioning of the camera and printed high resolution aerial images for ground truth information is described. Results of the path following tests employing several state of art registration algorithms are provided. Mosaics constructed in real-time during flight tests are presented.