Development of constant altitude flight system using two dimensional laser range finder with mirrors

Satoko Abiko, Yoshiki Sakamoto, Tadahiro Hasegawa, Shinichi Yuta, Naohiro Shimaji

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Abstract

This paper proposes a constant altitude flight system using two dimensional laser range finder with mirrors. Recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are expected to perform in the inspection of deteriorated infrastructures such as bridges and tunnels. In the most of such operations, UAVs should be navigated and controlled in GPS-denied environment. In this paper, we apply two dimensional laser range finder with mirrors that can scan over horizontal direction and can measure vertical direction by using the change of the laser direction with mirrors. Consequently, the sensor makes it possible to achieve three dimensional environmental recognition. This paper proposes altitude estimation method from the point data obtained by the sensor and demonstrates constant altitude flight experiment using that two dimensional laser range finder with mirrors. The flight experiment verified the validity of the developed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages833-838
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059980
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 21
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2017 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2017 Jul 32017 Jul 7

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2017
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period17/7/317/7/7

Keywords

  • Constant Altitude Flight
  • Two-dimensional Laser Range Finder with Mirrors
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Abiko, S., Sakamoto, Y., Hasegawa, T., Yuta, S., & Shimaji, N. (2017). Development of constant altitude flight system using two dimensional laser range finder with mirrors. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2017 (pp. 833-838). [8014121] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2017.8014121