Continuous Time Rate Gyro Calibration and Monocular Camera Misalignment Estimation using a Nonlinear Observer

Joseph Conroy, Sangjin Han, William Nothwang, Gregory Gremillion

Abstract: The motivation for this paper is the development of an efficient, real-time method of aligning a monocular camera frame and inertial measurement unit (IMU) on the same rigid body, with the additional benefit of gyro scale factor and bias estimation. This paper presents the adaptation and analysis of a continuous-time observer originally designed for spacecraft to inertial/visual fusion applications. While the orientation reference utilized in this paper is acquired from a camera it is not limited to this and any absolute orientation reference can be used instead for calibration. The goal of this research is to present a convenient solution for reducing the burden of sensor alignment, calibration, and periodic calibration verification
Published in: 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)
April 20 - 23, 2020
Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 698 - 703
Cite this article: Conroy, Joseph, Han, Sangjin, Nothwang, William, Gremillion, Gregory, "Continuous Time Rate Gyro Calibration and Monocular Camera Misalignment Estimation using a Nonlinear Observer," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, Oregon, April 2020, pp. 698-703.
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