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Onboard image stabilization for autonomous UAV under complex environment

Programme d'études visé
Maîtrise de projet

Domaines de recherche
Génie électrique

Description
According to the schedule, this Master’s student will be in charge of the following tasks:
1)    State-of-the-art review;
2)    Image processing module design;
3)    Camera control and stabilization module design;
4)    Module implementation and integration;
5)    Validation in lab environment;
6)    Final integration of real-time prototypes;
7)    Validation in real UAV systems.
The general objective of the Master’s research project will be to research and implement image processing and camera control module for autonomous UAV. Based on the image acquisition and object tracking results, the project is for ensuring the image requirement though both image processing and camera control and stabilization algorithm. The information acquired will provide the Flight Management System for mission planning and guidance, meanwhile provide high-quality image streaming for UAV user. Several theoretical and technical aspects will be addressed, such as the computer vision, image processing, embedded system and software development.
For this purpose, the student will incorporate to the research team closely to fulfill the development and validation work .The student will firstly do the preliminary research work, review the state-of-the art in the image processing, then propose a feasible technical solution according to the system requirement. Based on the previous research, the student will design and develop the photography or camera control software module. Relative experiments will be conducted both in the lab and outdoor environment to validate the effectiveness of the software.  The system will be integrated by the student and validated onboard.  Different scenarios will be tested in real environment to ensure the system functionality, including static object in complex UAV movement, slow-moving object, fast-moving object, etc. At the end of project, an onboard-embedded system including hardware and software will be completed as deliverables.

Projet débutant le 1 janvier 2018

Financement
scholarship: 15 000$ / year

Autres informations
Partenaires impliqués:
SiiCanada, VOZWIN, Concordia University, Polytechnique

Candidat recherché
Maîtirse avec projet.
Good experience in embedded system and software development, expertise in image processing will be an asset

Responsable à contacter
René Jr Landry  | Professeur|  Directeur du LASSENA|  Département de génie électrique
École de technologie supérieure  |  1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest  |  Montréal (Qc) Canada  |  H3C 1K3
Bureau : A-2645  |  Tel.: 514 396-8506
Website: rlandry.etsmtl.ca
Email :  ReneJr.Landry@etsmtl.ca 
LASSENA : lassena.etsmtl.ca