Stereoscopic FPV for drones
Chan, Chun Wai
Date of Issue2017-05-11
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Over the last two decades, development of drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies and its integration into our society has facilitated the growth in several aspects, including aerial photography, search and rescue as well as inspections and surveillance. On the other hand, with the knowledge and advancement in stereoscopic shooting techniques, it is possible to integrate the two technologies together in order to provide drone pilot a first-person stereoscopic view while supervising the drone movement remotely in real-time. A portable and low-cost stereo vision system was developed in this project. Given that the smart phone platform (Android) has gradually mature and it has become more common and ubiquitous, it has been selected as the platform for real-time stereo images streaming. Stereo images are streamed across Wi-Fi and the stereo vision system possess an average frame latency of 340 ms. This paper documents the system design and software development of the stereo vision system and presents the evaluation of performance of the system developed.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University