Visual Search Automation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Johnson, Eric N.
Proctor, Alison A.
Tannenbaum, Allen R.
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This paper describes the design, development, and testing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with automated capabilities: searching a prescribed area, identifying a specific building within that area based on a small sign located on one wall, and then identifying an opening into that building. This includes a description of the automated search system along with simulation and flight test results. Results include successful evaluation at the McKenna Military Operations in Urban Terrain flight test site.