Pose Estimation for Straight Wing Aircraft Based on Consistent Line Clustering and Planes Intersection

Aircraft pose estimation is a necessary technology in aerospace applications, and accurate pose parameters are the foundation for many aerospace tasks. In this paper, the authors propose a novel pose estimation method for straight wing aircraft without relying on 3D models or other datasets, and two widely separated cameras are used to acquire the pose information. Because of the large baseline and long-distance imaging, feature point matching is difficult and inaccurate in this configuration. In the authors' method, line features are extracted to describe the structure of straight wing aircraft in images, and pose estimation is performed based on the common geometry constraints of straight wing aircraft. The spatial and length consistency of the line features is used to exclude irrelevant line segments belonging to the background or other parts of the aircraft, and density-based parallel line clustering is utilized to extract the aircraft’s main structure. After identifying the orientation of the fuselage and wings in images, planes intersection is used to estimate the 3D localization and attitude of the aircraft. Experimental results show that the authors' method estimates the aircraft pose accurately and robustly.


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  • Accession Number: 01695322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2019 11:56AM