Accession Number : ADA266963

Title :   RACCOON: A Real-Time Autonomous Car Chaser Operating Optimally at Night

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s) : Sukthankar, Rahul

PDF Url : ADA266963

Report Date : Oct 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : RACCOON is a vision system that tracks car taillights at night. It builds a global map in real time of the lead vehicle's position based on the location and separation of the taillights in a sequence of video images. RACCOON has been integrated into a car following experiment on the CMU Navlab II, a computer-controlled HMMWV testbed. The Navlab II safely followed a lead vehicle on a winding road in light traffic at 32 km/h.

Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *COMPUTER VISION, *OPTICAL TRACKING, *AUTOMATIC TRACKING, *AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, GLOBAL, REAL TIME, TRAFFIC, COMPUTERS, LIGHT, SEQUENCES, VEHICLES, TRACKS, HEADLAMPS, WINDING, PASSENGER VEHICLES, VISION, TIME, IMAGES, SEPARATION, MAPS, NIGHT, ROADS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE