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Virtual simulator for testing a vision based pose estimation system for autonomous capture of satellites with interface rings

Velasquez, A. F., Marani, G., Evans, T., Napolitano, M. R., Christian, J. A., and Doretto, G.
Virtual simulator for testing a vision based pose estimation system for autonomous capture of satellites with interface rings
In 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), pp. 1597–1602, 2013.
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Abstract

This paper describes the design and the performance of a virtual simulation environment to evaluate a machine vision based pose estimation system used for the general problem of satellite servicing. The vision system features a wide angle monocular camera to track the interface ring of a non-cooperative satellite using ellipse extraction. The effects of the camera parameters and of the relative camera-satellite position on the system accuracy are evaluated. Different parameters such as resolution, field of view angle, distortion, occlusions and errors in the intrinsic parameters are considered. The study reveals the importance of the availability of such a visual simulation environment for the purpose of mission planning.

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@InProceedings{velasquezMENCD13med,
  Title                    = {Virtual simulator for testing a vision based pose estimation system for autonomous capture of satellites with interface rings},
  Author                   = {Velasquez, A. F. and Marani, G. and Evans, T. and Napolitano, M. R. and Christian, J. A. and Doretto, G.},
  Booktitle                = {21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED)},
  Year                     = {2013},
  Pages                    = {1597-1602},
  Abstract                 = {This paper describes the design and the performance of a virtual simulation environment to evaluate a machine vision based pose estimation system used for the general problem of satellite servicing. The vision system features a wide angle monocular camera to track the interface ring of a non-cooperative satellite using ellipse extraction. The effects of the camera parameters and of the relative camera-satellite position on the system accuracy are evaluated. Different parameters such as resolution, field of view angle, distortion, occlusions and errors in the intrinsic parameters are considered. The study reveals the importance of the availability of such a visual simulation environment for the purpose of mission planning.},
  Bib2html_pubtype         = {Refereed Conferences},
  Bib2html_rescat          = {Vision for Robotics},
  Doi                      = {10.1109/MED.2013.6608935},
  File                     = {velasquezMENCD13med.pdf:doretto/conference/velasquezMENCD13med.pdf:PDF},
  Keywords                 = {Accuracy;Calibration;Cameras;Estimation;Noise;Satellites;Testing},
  Owner                    = {doretto},
  Timestamp                = {2013.10.18},
  Wwwnote                  = {<span class="wwwnote">Oral Presentation</span>}
}