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Linux-driver development for components of the UAV-based fawn detection system

Ballesteros, Carmen Eva (2012) Linux-driver development for components of the UAV-based fawn detection system. Master's, TU Darmstadt.

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Every year, just in Germany around 100,000 roe deer fawns are killed by the harvesting machines during the mowing actions [22]. During the silage, the carcasses of those animals is accidentally mixed with the crop and given as fodder for the dairy cattle, producing them a paralytic illness. This fact harms the agrarian sector by causing huge economical losses. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is developing several systems aimed to scan an area looking automatically for the fawns [18]. One of those methods is using an UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) based system that carries a computer-on-module with several sensors, including a thermal infrared camera, a RGB-camera and a laser-distance sensor. The main scope of this master thesis consists in developing the necessary drivers that enables the communication between the computer-on-module and: 1. the thermal-camera 2. the laser-distance sensor The communication is not direct. An interface that converts from UART to I2C connects the serial port of each sensor with the computer-on-module via I2C bus. The driver must manage the added interface and act like a bridge between the user and the sensors. An application for each sensor is also developed, in order to facilitate the user to control both devices.

Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Linux-driver development for components of the UAV-based fawn detection system
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Ballesteros, Carmen EvaIMF
Date:April 2012
Number of Pages:63
Keywords:Driver, UART to I2C Converter, Tau 640, FLIR, SC16IS740
Institution:TU Darmstadt
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Spektrometrische Verfahren und Konzepte der Fernerkundung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Martin Israel
Deposited On:24 May 2012 07:18
Last Modified:09 Jan 2014 16:34

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