This product was developed from
the technologies of the following awarded US Patents: 6,480,789;
6,489,922; 6,665,438; 6,677,941; 6,766,270; 6,940,999 and 7,376,262
is a product derived from the AGNC product line of the Universal
Navigation and Control Unit™ which provides a fast, high development
level computing platform with flexible interface. It is designed
to provide outstanding performance of sensor data filtering and
image processing. The UNCUEO solves the problems encountered in
machine vision, which optionally employs electro-optical (EO) image
sensors enhanced with integrated laser ranger/LIDAR, global positioning
system/inertial measurement unit, and integrates these data to get
reliable and Real Time Object Position and 3D Terrain Mapping. An
object positioning and data integrating system optionally comprises
EO sensors, stereo cameras, a MEMS IMU, GPS receiver, laser ranger/LIDAR,
preprocessing module, segmentation module, detection module, recognition
module, 3D positioning module and tracking module. Autonomous, reliable
and real time object positioning and tracking can be achieved. The
UNCUEO can be used to provide location measurements of an object
from a sequence of images and the robust filter is used to accurately
estimate position and velocity of the object. It finds wide applications
in many fields, such as:
• Autonomous Robotic Vehicle/UAV.
• Digital Image Processing (DIP) for object tracking and pointing.
• Vehicle/spacecraft guidance, navigation and control.
• Formation flying Control.
• Filtering or signal processing applications. The UNCUEO
is ideal for data filtering or pre-filtering applications.
• Machine vision.