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Enabling Safe Navigation in GPS Denied Environments

The value of flying remotely indoors or in other GPS denied environments is enormous. It allows operators to reduce inspection costs by performing more thorough and frequent inspections, saves time by gathering more data faster when assessing critical situations, and it increases safety with remote inspections by not exposing operators to dangerous situations in a multitude of use cases. Most drones only use GPS signals to determine their position and maintain controlled flight. While this may be good enough when flying over large areas, when flying close to buildings or tall structures, they decrease the number of direct GPS signals and therefore degrade the computed GPS location. In addition, GPS signals can bounce off large objects and produce incorrect positioning data. This phenomenon, called GPS multipathing, can affect flight performance by causing a drone to oscillate or drift, and in worst-cases can result in a crash. This presentation will discuss research and progress made to overcome these potentially hazardous operating scenarios. For instance, integrating visual information as an additional data source, allowing positioning systems to detect and reject bad GPS information to make flying safer. This presentation will explore how the combination of GPS and visual sensors on drones is creating a multitude of new use cases. These can include scenarios that allow firefighters to inspect the interiors of unstable buildings, structural engineers examining industrial smokestacks and tunnels, or search and rescue teams being able to safely operate in dense urban or heavy vegetation areas.

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Enabling Safe Navigation in GPS Denied Environments

The value of flying remotely indoors or in other GPS denied environments is enormous. It allows operators to reduce inspection costs by performing more thorough and frequent inspections, saves time by gathering more data faster when assessing critical situations, and it increases safety with remote inspections by not exposing operators to dangerous situations in a multitude of use cases. Most drones only use GPS signals to determine their position and maintain controlled flight. While this may be good enough when flying over large areas, when flying close to buildings or tall structures, they decrease the number of direct GPS signals and therefore degrade the computed GPS location. In addition, GPS signals can bounce off large objects and produce incorrect positioning data. This phenomenon, called GPS multipathing, can affect flight performance by causing a drone to oscillate or drift, and in worst-cases can result in a crash. This presentation will discuss research and progress made to overcome these potentially hazardous operating scenarios. For instance, integrating visual information as an additional data source, allowing positioning systems to detect and reject bad GPS information to make flying safer. This presentation will explore how the combination of GPS and visual sensors on drones is creating a multitude of new use cases. These can include scenarios that allow firefighters to inspect the interiors of unstable buildings, structural engineers examining industrial smokestacks and tunnels, or search and rescue teams being able to safely operate in dense urban or heavy vegetation areas.

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Sessions> Enabling Safe Navigation in GPS Denied Environments

Enabling Safe Navigation in GPS Denied Environments

The value of flying remotely indoors or in other GPS denied environments is enormous. It allows operators to reduce inspection costs by performing more thorough and frequent inspections, saves time by gathering more data faster when assessing critical situations, and it increases safety with remote inspections by not exposing operators to dangerous situations in a multitude of use cases. Most drones only use GPS signals to determine their position and maintain controlled flight. While this may be good enough when flying over large areas, when flying close to buildings or tall structures, they decrease the number of direct GPS signals and therefore degrade the computed GPS location. In addition, GPS signals can bounce off large objects and produce incorrect positioning data. This phenomenon, called GPS multipathing, can affect flight performance by causing a drone to oscillate or drift, and in worst-cases can result in a crash. This presentation will discuss research and progress made to overcome these potentially hazardous operating scenarios. For instance, integrating visual information as an additional data source, allowing positioning systems to detect and reject bad GPS information to make flying safer. This presentation will explore how the combination of GPS and visual sensors on drones is creating a multitude of new use cases. These can include scenarios that allow firefighters to inspect the interiors of unstable buildings, structural engineers examining industrial smokestacks and tunnels, or search and rescue teams being able to safely operate in dense urban or heavy vegetation areas.

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