The Impact of Attitude on Image-Based Integrity

Craig Larson, John F. Raquet, and Michael J. Veth

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Abstract: Researchers have begun investigating the potential use of image-based navigation systems for applications where Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals are not available or should not be used. Independence from external radio-frequency transmissions and potentially low-cost implementations of camera and image processing suites are key advantages of image-based systems. However, while the concept of integrity is well-understood for many GNSS applications, to the best knowledge of the authors, no one has fully addressed rigorous integrity quantification with respect to image-based navigation systems. This paper details the research into the impact of attitude in an image-based integrity framework and describes how image-based integrity can be calculated for both known and unknown attitude cases. The results show that, from an integrity perspective, there is a significant benefit to having known attitude information.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 57, Number 4
Pages: 249 - 262
Cite this article: Larson, Craig, Raquet, John F., Veth, Michael J., "The Impact of Attitude on Image-Based Integrity", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 57, No. 4, Winter 2010-2011, pp. 249-262.
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