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Development of Obstacle Avoidance Sensor form Micro Aerial Vehicle Based on Infrared Temperature Sensor

Widyawardana Adiprawita, Adieb Aryasepta Haryadi, Arief Syaichu Rochman


This research described how thermal sensors can be used as an obstacle detection sensor and further more an obstacle detection sensor configuration is proposed. From research conducted, it was concluded that the detection of obstacles using thermal sensors can be done by determining the threshold value which is determined by four methods of choice. The selections of method are compromised between the desired level of accuracy and speed of data processing difficulties. For the proposed configuration of obstacle detection sensors, the author considers the design can be applied to simple UAV operation.

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