Title: Assessing Indoor Environments with sUAS through Real-Time Virtual Reality and Assured Navigation
Author(s): Maarten Uijt de Haag, Jessie Robinson, Adam Schultz, and Joel Huff
Published in: Proceedings of the 2018 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation
January 29 - 1, 2018
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia
Pages: 232 - 239
Cite this article: de Haag, Maarten Uijt, Robinson, Jessie, Schultz, Adam, Huff, Joel, "Assessing Indoor Environments with sUAS through Real-Time Virtual Reality and Assured Navigation," Proceedings of the 2018 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, Reston, Virginia, January 2018, pp. 232-239.
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Abstract: This paper discusses a method that uses a small-size unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) to navigate a challenging environment and generate, in real-time, a three-dimensional (3D) map (e.g., point cloud data of features) of that environment. The 3D map is then transmitted to a remote user and shown in raw or processed form in near real-time on a virtual reality (VR) headset for user interaction, scene interpretation and assessment. Furthermore, the paper will include flight test results of our multi-copter sUAS operating in both indoor and outdoor environments. In addition to these discussions, the paper will show some navigation and mapping performance results.