Accession Number : ADP001216

Title :   Processing Restricted Sensor Motion,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Lawton,Daryl T.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This paper presents a procedure for processing real world image sequences produced by relative translational motion between a sensor and environmental objects. In this procedure, the determination of the direction of sensor translation is effectively combined with the determination of the displacements of images features and environmental depth. It requires no restrictions on the direction of motion, nor the location and shape of environmental objects. It has been applied successfully to real-world image sequences from several different task domains. The author then considers several extensions and applications for such things as independently moving objects, translational blur streaks, other cases of restricted motion, computation in a hierarchical structure, and incorporation into hybrid sensor systems for autonomous navigation.

Descriptors :   *Image processing, *Motion, *Detectors, Translations, Computations, Coordinates, Displacement, Extraction, Contours, Interpolation, Errors, Searching, Pictures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE