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22 April 2020 Bio inspired visual navigation over water
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Many flying organisms operate nearby to, and transit over, water as part of their natural cycle, yet currently man made aerial systems are fragile in this same environment as they rely almost exclusively on satellite navigation. In this study we developed a visual navigation technique that allows aerial systems to navigate above water surface environments, extending previous work on bio-inspired navigation over land. We demonstrate through flight experiments that limited knowledge of the local environment and visually identifiable information from the the maritime surface is sufficient to achieve accurate inertial frame ground track control over substantial distances under real world wind and water conditions.
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Kent Rosser and Javaan Chahl "Bio inspired visual navigation over water", Proc. SPIE 11374, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication X, 113740K (22 April 2020);

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