Towards Robust Lidar-based 3D Detection and Tracking of UAVs
In this research, we study the robustness of lidar-based 3D detection and tracking of UAVs. We investigate the effective detection ranges of different UAVs based on their construction materials and the effective range and 3D detection performance of a specific UAV at different atmospheric visibility conditions. Further, we examine to what extent lidar-based systems can track a drone’s trajectories via real-world experiments and point cloud data processing. Using a COTS lidar-based system (Livox Mid-40), we confirm that we can track UAVs fine-grained at up to 80m distance under various environmental conditions (i.e., morning, afternoon, and night).
Prof. Richard Han, Dr. Phuc Nguyen, Dr. Endrowedness Kuantama, Tasnim Azad Abir
The University of Texas at Arlington