Gimballed Camera Control for On-Point Target Tracking

Naidu, VPS and Indhu, B (2015) Gimballed Camera Control for On-Point Target Tracking. American Research Journal of Electronics and Communication, 1 (1). pp. 1-9.

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    Detailed design of tracking system that enable a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV), equipped with a pan-tilt gimbaled camera to be stabilized and to track the target, with target asin center of image. The algorithm performs automatic tracking of target while camera gimbal is moved according to the target position in image.2- Axis gimbal camera set up is made with servo motors and FPV 10x zoom camera.Gimbal camera set up is integrated with APM and XBee to replicate real set up of MAV in laboratory. And it is controlled with GCS set up made of joystick, XBee, Matlab and Mission Planner software. Thus, closed loop for control of gimbal camera designed. Image processing algorithm is used to track the target and to compute the position of target in image. Accordingly, control algorithm will generate control PWM signal for control of camera gimbal.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Communication & Navigation
    AERONAUTICS > Avionics & Aircraft Instrumentation
    Division/Department: Flight Mechanics and Control Division, Other
    Depositing User: Dr VPS Naidu
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 09:31
    Last Modified: 25 May 2015 09:31

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