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Real-Time Video Smoothing for Small RC Helicopters
Marynel Vázquez & Carolina Chang, 2008
Real-Time Video Smoothing for Small RC Helicopters
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Real–time smoothing methodology for the stabilization of videos captured from small robotic helicopter platforms.

Video smoothing system

We suppressed unintended camera vibrations considering relative rotation and displacements between successive frames. Field experiments were carried out with a tele–operated helicopter that transmits wireless video to a receiver in ground where digital smoothing is done. With this configuration we stabilized video at an average speed between 20 and 28 fps, while surpassing problems generated because of the presence of high–levels of noise.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Project developed as member of the Artificial Intelligence Group. Research partially funded by Project LOCTI 5217 from Diario El Universal to Universidad Simón Bolívar.