GPS Alternative for UAV to Appear in 5 Years
Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be forced to use the GPS for at least another 5 years. Such opinion during the Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Kazan was expressed by RAS expert Dmitry Stepanov.
According to the expert, GPS or GLONASS systems are not always effective, as they may not be available due to the mountainous terrain or urban buildings. “So at the moment the Research Center for Multiprocessor Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences is developing positioning systems of unmanned aerial vehicles, independent of satellite navigation systems with the help of photo and video files,” he said.
The essence of development is a simple installation on the UAV fuselage of cameras and camcorders, fixing points of the flight over the terrain. Thus, the mission of drone is modeled using a variety of images that are performed by these cameras.