Navigation for autonomous driving with special vehicles

The navigation of autonomous vehicles in out- and indoor areas is the goal of a research cooperation with KAMAG / Ulm. The navigation unit from GNSS / MEMS and camera is supplemented by dynamic inclinometers and laser scanners (SLAM). The mathematical model and the algorithms are developed further by visual odometry over monocameras.

View into the interior of the navigation unit "NAVKArine-G12MC" developed in the NAVKA project as an example of a GNSS / MEMS / camera-based navigation unit (here also with stereo cameras) with sensor data fusion on a mini PC (middle, top)

In the outdoor area, the GNSS component of the multi-sensor system plays an important role and provides a contribution to the orientation via the integration of several GNSS via DGNSS / PPP-K and moving-base algorithms (on the vehicle). In the indoor area, MEMS and the camera optics are the main component for positioning and orientation via visual odometry (VO) as well as georeferenced markers. In addition to visual odometry on monocameras, miniaturized plenoptical cameras are also being targeted at research and development.

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