Automatic detection of runway incursions using on-board sensors

Satish, K Vegula and Sudesh, K Kashyap and Shantha Kumar, N (2013) Automatic detection of runway incursions using on-board sensors. Project Report. CSIR-NAL, CSIR-NAL, Bangalore.

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Abstract

A system to detect runway incursions or presence of any equipments or animals or humans on runway prior to landing is very essential for safe landing. Such system should be capable of detecting the distant objects in order to give the pilot enough response time to take appropriate safety action. This report presents a methodology to detect the runway and obstacles on runway using images from forward looking color camera and infrared sensor onboard an aircraft while approaching an airport for landing. The detection process consists of horizon detection, reduction of runway search space in an image, runway detection/tracking, and detection/tracking of obstacles on runway. The information is then presented to the pilot in an appropriate form to improve pilot situational awareness and take necessary action. The methodology is validated using simulated data of electro-optical color camera and infrared sensor onboard an aircraft during approach for landing.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Avionics & Aircraft Instrumentation
Depositing User: Dr Sudesh Kumar Kashyap
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 08:40
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 08:40
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11569

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