The vehicle tracking module is an example of our expertise in data merging coming from a set of sensors.
This module come with a set of sensors:
- A thermal camera
- A stereoscopic camera
- a 2D laser rangefinder
- a hight definition camera (5 megapixels)
Through the merging of those 4 sensors’ data, the robot can, completely autonomously, track any not previously known vehicle (car, truck, tank, …). This feature is robust to field accidents (potholes, slopes) and to weather and environment conditions (rain, sun , shadows, …).
Our vehicle tracking module was developed and tested as part of the ARTIST display, the first field experiment of the French army BOA (Bulle Opérationnelle Aéroterrestre) upstream study program.
From September 12 to October 2, 2009 the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French army and the Thales Nexter Sagem industry grouping tested for the first time in real operating conditions concepts from the BOA upstream study program (PEA BOA) as part of the ARTIST experiment. The display successfully took place at the Bonnland experiment field in Germany, 100 km East of Frankfurt.