Obstacle Detection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)


  • Nor Aizatul Nabila Abdul Khaliq Faculty Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat, 86400, MALAYSIA
  • Muhammd Faiz Ramli Aircraft System and Design Research


Raspberry pi, Distance ratio cue, Feature keypoints, LiDAR, UAV


This study aims to develop an obstacle detection system for unmanned aerial vehicles utilising the ORB feature extraction. In the past, small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were typically equipped with vision-based or range-based sensors. Each sensor in the sensor-based technique possesses different advantages and disadvantages. As a result, the small unmanned aerial vehicle is unable to determine the obstacle's distance or bearing precisely. Due to physical size restrictions and payload capacity, the lightweight Pi Camera and TF Luna LiDAR sensor were selected as the most suitable sensors for integration. In algorithm development and filtration is used to improve the accuracy of the feature matching process, which is required for classifying the obstacle region and free region of any texture obstacle. The experiment was under the environment of OpenCV and Spyder. In real-time experiment, the success rate for good texture(40%), poor texture (55%) and texture-less (45%) The findings indicate that the recommended method works well for detecting textures-less obstacle even though the success rate is only 40% because out of 10 test only one test is fail on detecting free region . The sensor calibration and constructing convex hull for obstacle detection is recommended in future works to improve the efficiency of the obstacle detection system and classified the free region and obstacle region to create safe avoidance path.




How to Cite

Abdul Khaliq, N. A. N. ., & Ramli, M. F. (2022). Obstacle Detection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Progress in Aerospace and Aviation Technology, 2(1), 53–64. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/paat/article/view/11969