#201: Real-time geoprojection and stabilization on airborne GPU-enabled embedded systems


E. Teters, H. AliAkbarpour, G. Seetharaman, and K. Palaniappan

SPIE Geospatial Informatics, and Motion Imagery Analytics VIII, Volume 10645, pgs. 106450H, 2018

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Abstract

We describe the challenges and capabilities of implementing a fast, efficient georegistration system on low-power embedded systems. The input to this are 2-D images and refined camera metadata sensor measurements, the output are registered aerial images that can be used in image tracking and 3D reconstruction. We propose future application in real-time on-device processing, given initial speeds on embedded systems. Because the method used doesn’t rely on image-to-image feature correspondences as in other methods, the computation is significantly faster and improved upon further by GPU programming.