Accession Number : ADA188186

Title :   An Overview of Vision-Based Navigation for Autonomous Land Vehicles 1986.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK CENTER FOR AUTOMATION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Chandran, Sharat ; Davis, Larry S ; Dementhon, Daniel ; Dickenson, Sven J ; Gajulapalli, Suresh

PDF Url : ADA188186

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This report describes research performed during the first two years on the project Vision-Based Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles being conducted under DARPA support. The report contains discussion of four main topics: (1) Development of a vision system for autonomous navigation of roads and road network. (2) Support of Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver, the integrating contractor on DARPA's ALV program. (3) Experimentation with the vision system developed at Maryland on the Martin Marietta ALV, and (4) Development and implementation of parallel algorithms for visual navigation on the parallel computers developed under the DARPA Strategic Computing Program--specifically, the WARP systolic array processor, the Butterfly, and the Connection Machine. Keywords: Vision-based navigation, and Parallel algorithms.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL DETECTION, *ROBOTS, *GROUND VEHICLES, ALGORITHMS, AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTERS, NAVIGATION, NETWORKS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, ROADS, VEHICLES, PARALLEL PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE