Terrain matching by analysis of aerial images

Jeffrey J. Rodriguez, J. K. Aggarwal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

A terrain matching algorithm has been developed for use in a passive aircraft navigation system. A sequence of aerial, optical images is matched to a reference digital map of the three-dimensional terrain. Stereo analysis of successive images results in the recovery of an elevation map of the observed terrain. A 'cliff map' is then used as a novel, compact representation of the terrain surface. The position and heading of the aircraft are determined via a terrain matching algorithm that locates the observed cliff map within the reference cliff map. Novel results using real terrain data and an implementation of a real stereo algorithm provide an important extension to previous results using simulated stereo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages677-681
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818620579
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision - Osaka, Jpn
Duration: Dec 4 1990Dec 7 1990

Publication series

NameProc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision

Other

OtherProceedings 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision
CityOsaka, Jpn
Period12/4/9012/7/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Terrain matching by analysis of aerial images'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Rodriguez, J. J., & Aggarwal, J. K. (1990). Terrain matching by analysis of aerial images. In Proc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision (pp. 677-681). (Proc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision). Publ by IEEE.