Computer vision for real-time orbital operations. Center directors discretionary fund
- Brewster, L. L.
- Aug 1, 1984.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Thomas, L. D. and Vinz, F. L.
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- Machine vision research is examined as it relates to the NASA Space Station program and its associated Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV). Initial operation of OMV for orbital assembly, docking, and servicing are manually controlled from the ground by means of an on board TV camera. These orbital operations may be accomplished autonomously by machine vision techniques which use the TV camera as a sensing device. Classical machine vision techniques are described. An alternate method is developed and described which employs a syntactic pattern recognition scheme. It has the potential for substantial reduction of computing and data storage requirements in comparison to the Two-Dimensional Fast Fourier Transform (2D FFT) image analysis. The method embodies powerful heuristic pattern recognition capability by identifying image shapes such as elongation, symmetry, number of appendages, and the relative length of appendages.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19840025005.
Accession ID: 84N33076.
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