A detection method using ultrasonic sensors for avoiding a wall collision of Quadrotors

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Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be applied as an inspection method for infrastructures such as tunnels, bridges, etc. In particular, UAVs being capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) are suitable for photographing inspection sites using cameras, because it need not use a runway and can hover. Among such VTOL type UAVs, those having four rotors are called Quadrotors. When using a Quadrotor for infrastructure inspection, it needs to approach the inspection object in order to photograph the inspection site using the camera. However, due to the influence by wind, it is predicted that the Quadrotor will collide with the inspection object. When the airframe comes into contact with the inspection object, there are problems that the camera image, which is provided a camera mounted on the airframe, is distorted, and the airframe and the inspection objects are damaged. Thus, it is necessary for the inspection Quadrotor to avoid a contact with the inspection object. Therefore, the present research is a wall surface detection method using ultrasonic sensors, so as to realize collision avoidance between walls or piers and the camera mounted Quadrotor. In this paper, we report a wall surface detection method, wall surface detection experiments using the proposed ultrasonic sensors and their results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1438-1443
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2017
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period8/6/178/9/17

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Ultrasonic sensors
Inspection
inspection
Collision
ultrasonics
Sensor
collisions
sensors
airframes
pilotless aircraft
Camera
Cameras
cameras
Airframes
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Takeoff
Landing
Infrastructure
Vertical
Airport runways

Keywords

  • Collision Avoidance
  • Quadrotor
  • Wall Surface Detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Niwa, K., Watanabe, K., & Nagai, I. (2017). A detection method using ultrasonic sensors for avoiding a wall collision of Quadrotors. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 (pp. 1438-1443). [8016028] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8016028

A detection method using ultrasonic sensors for avoiding a wall collision of Quadrotors. / Niwa, Kenjiro; Watanabe, Keigo; Nagai, Isaku.

2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 1438-1443 8016028.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Niwa, K, Watanabe, K & Nagai, I 2017, A detection method using ultrasonic sensors for avoiding a wall collision of Quadrotors. in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017., 8016028, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1438-1443, 14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017, Takamatsu, Japan, 8/6/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8016028
Niwa K, Watanabe K, Nagai I. A detection method using ultrasonic sensors for avoiding a wall collision of Quadrotors. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 1438-1443. 8016028 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8016028
Niwa, Kenjiro ; Watanabe, Keigo ; Nagai, Isaku. / A detection method using ultrasonic sensors for avoiding a wall collision of Quadrotors. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 1438-1443
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