Image Processing based Task Allocation for Autonomous Multi Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Nowadays studies based on unmanned aerial vehicles draws attention. Especially image processing based tasks are quite important. In this study, several tasks were performed based on the autonomous flight, image processing and load drop capabilities of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Two main tasks were tested with an autonomous UAV, and the performance of the whole system was measured according to the duration and the methods of the image processing. In the first mission, the UAV flew over a 4×4 sized color matrix. 16 tiles of the matrix had three main colors, and the pattern was changed three times. The UAV was sent to the matrix, recognized 48colors of the matrix and returned to the launch position autonomously. The second mission was to test load drop and image processing abilities of the UAV. In this mission, the UAV flew over the matrix, read the pattern and went to the parachute drop area. After that, the load was dropped according to the recognized pattern by the UAV and then came back to the launch position.

Prepared by Akif Durdu, M.Celalettin Ergene, Onur Demircan, Hasan Uguz, Mustafa Mahmutoglu, Ender Kurnaz