JRM Vol.33 No.2 pp. 242-253
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2021.p0242


Indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation System Using LED Panels and QR Codes

Hiroyuki Ukida

Tokushima University
2-1 Minamijosanjima-cho, Tokushima, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan

October 12, 2020
March 5, 2021
April 20, 2021
unmanned aerial vehicle, indoor non-GPS environment, on-board camera, LED panel, QR code
Indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation System Using LED Panels and QR Codes

UAV navigation by LED and QR panels

In this study, we propose an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) navigation system using LED panels and QR codes as markers in an indoor environment. An LED panel can display various patterns; hence, we use it as a command presentation device for UAVs, and a QR code can embed various pieces of information, which is used as a sign to estimate the location of the UAV on the way of the flight path. In this paper, we present a navigation method from departure to destination positions in which an obstacle lies between them. In addition, we investigate the effectiveness of our proposed method using an actual UAV.

Cite this article as:
Hiroyuki Ukida, “Indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation System Using LED Panels and QR Codes,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.33, No.2, pp. 242-253, 2021.
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