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UAS Video Tracking Challenge


Fall 2013

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Registration



This is an open invitation to participate in an unclassified challenge on Motion Video Tracking and Control that will address current and future technologies for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Registration

To register for the challenge, please contact Olga Rodionova at olgarodionova27@gmail.com. The aircraft intended for use in the challenge will need to be specified during registration.



UAS CHALLENGE

The UAS Challenge was initiated at a workshop held at Texas A&M University on October 25-26 2011. The Workshop brought together academic and industrial researchers and students with government laboratory personnel for the purpose of extending the state-of-the-art in vision-based UAS systems, which supports the ISR mission. This was done by technical presentations and exchanges with leaders in the field, and by direct interactions with DoD customer researchers.

Post Workshop Notes:

The UAS Challenge will broadly be consistent with the ISR mission. The test will consist of three phases which are listed in the challenge notes. The score consists of total time that target appears in camera view minus a penalty for human operator interaction. Each team is allowed to attempt the scenarios 3 times with best score being used. Participants are to use a single small UAV (< 200lbs GTOW) with a gimbaled camera. Participants in the Challenge will use their own hardware and UAS, which they will bring to Texas A&M University for the flight demonstration of the Challenge. Raytheon will provide use of their Common Ground Station to all participants. All UAS flights at the Challenge will adhere to FAA regulations, and a Certificate of Authorization (CoA) will be obtained and in effect.


PARTICIPANTS

1. Brigham Young University
2. Cal Poly, Pomona
3. Elbit Systems of America
4. Insitu.inc
5. Kansas State University
6. Old Dominion University, NASA Langley Research Center
7. Pennsylvania State University
8. Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
9. Texas A&M University
10. Texas A&M University, Raytheon
11. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rockwell Collins

FLIGHT OPERATIONS AREA VIDEOS

TAMU Riverside Campus

TAMU Riverside Campus

Title Video Dimensions Video Codec Framerate Date Size
1. Junkyard 1 - Electric Junk_Pass1.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/02/21 54.5 MB
2. Junkyard 2 - Electric Junk_Pass2.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/02/21 89.5 MB
3. Junkyard 3 - Electric Junk_Pass3.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/02/21 34.8 MB
4. Junkyard 4 - Gas video3-1.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/14 26.1 MB
5. Junkyard 5 - Gas video3-2.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/14 20.8 MB
6. Junkyard 6 - Gas video3-3.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/14 23.7 MB
7. Junkyard 7 - Gas video3-4.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/14 25.8 MB
8. Junkyard 8 - Gas video3-5.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/14 25.1 MB
9. Junkyard 9 - Gas video4-1.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 95.9 MB
10. Junkyard 10 - Gas video4-2.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 26.8 MB
11. Runway Intersection 1 - Gas video2-1.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 21.0 MB
12. Runway Intersection 2 - Gas video2-2.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 18.8 MB
13. Runway Intersection 3 - Gas video2-3.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 17.2 MB
14. Runway Intersection 4 - Gas video2-4.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 16.5 MB
15. Runway Intersection 5 - Gas video2-5.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 16.1 MB
16. Runway Intersection 6 - Gas video2-6.mp4 1280 x 720 H.264 / AVC 30 fps 2012/01/13 17.4 MB

CONTACT INFORMATION

Supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems Division, and Texas A&M University Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory

To register for the challenge, please contact Professor John Valasek at valasek@tamu.edu. The aircraft intended for use in the challenge will need to be specified during registration.