10.3 - Applications of Machine Vision in Flight Test
- ettc2018 - European Test and Telemetry Conference
2018-06-26 - 2018-06-28
- 10. Imaging & Video
- P. Westhart, H. Ibaroudene, A. Whittington, M. Moodie, B. Abbott - Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), San Antonio, TX (USA)
- 224 - 227
Machine vision uses cameras, computers, and algorithms to replace human vision in various applications such as factory automation, autonomous vehicles, object recognition, optical character recognition, and many other applications. Existing machine vision technologies can be applied to the flight test domain to solve real world problems, such as extracting data from cockpit displays in realtime. These technologies can reduce installation costs and complexity and may not require aircraft modification to obtain parameter data. This paper explores machine vision techniques for flight test applications and includes a case study of a portable cockpit display video measurement system that reads digital measurements from aircraft instrumentation panels.