Lunar Crater Detection for a Space Manoeuvre Simulation Vehicle
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this Master’s thesis, algorithms for autonomous lunar crater detection for a satellite manoeuvre simulation vehicle (SMSV) has been investigated. The SMSV is driving on a zero gravity surface under an artificial moon surface. The vehicle has a camera attached on the top. That camera will be used for the detection of craters. There are a great amount of different approaches towards crater detection in miscellaneous articles. Such as, Hough circle transform, Canny edge detection, Ellipse fitting and the training of a cascade classifier by using Haar-like features. All the different approaches were implemented and compared, until a final version of the best algorithm was found. It was established, that the best way of detecting craters at an artificial moon surface, containing irregular shaped craters, is to train a cascade classifier using Haar-like features. This approach was also compared at different stages of the classifiers and different classifiers were also compared.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-350OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-350DiVA: diva2:974594
Space Engineering, master's level