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Simulation Based Verification of Drogue Detection Algorithms for Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Ellis, Oliver Simon and Durak, Umut (2020) Simulation Based Verification of Drogue Detection Algorithms for Autonomous Aerial Refueling. AIAA SciTech Forum, 6-10 January 2020, Orlando, FL. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-0670.

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Abstract

Drogue detection algorithms are object detection algorithms that are used to detect the drogue basket using a camera in order to automate the docking phase of aerial refueling. Deep learning techniques, particularly Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are receiving more and more interest for the drogue detection problem. The verification of such networks is a recent challenge. This paper proposes a simulation environment to generate test data, a test scenario generation approach to achieve a broad coverage, and an evaluation strategy. It not only integrates them in a testing workflow, but also demonstrates them with an example case.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/138636/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulation Based Verification of Drogue Detection Algorithms for Autonomous Aerial Refueling
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Ellis, Oliver SimonOliver.Ellis (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Durak, UmutUmut.Durak (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2928-1710
Date:January 2020
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.2514/6.2020-0670
Status:Published
Keywords:Drogue Detection, Aerial Refueling, Computer Vision, AI, Testing
Event Title:AIAA SciTech Forum
Event Location:Orlando, FL
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:6-10 January 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Safety Critical Systems&Systems Engineering
Deposited By: Durak, Umut
Deposited On:22 Dec 2020 18:13
Last Modified:22 Dec 2020 18:13

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