PRECISE INDOOR POSITIONING AND TRACKING FOR DRONES, UAV, UAS
Dragonfly computer vision technology lets you get real-time 3D location of a flying drone, using an on-board camera.
Indoor tracking and positioning for drones is a challenging task, where GPS / GNSS cannot be used. When operating indoors and in GPS-denied environments, alternative systems must be considered.
Dragonfly can leverage the on-board hardware and work entirely offline. It can work inside known and unknown environments and does not require the deployment of specific hardware in your venue. No receivers, no tags, no antennas, no nodes. Nothing has to be deployed through the environment. As a result, Dragonfly is a super flexible technology for indoor tracking, navigation and positioning.
How does Dragonfly for drones positioning and tracking work?
Dragonfly is an indoor location technology that provides very precise location. Dragonfly calculates the location using just an on-board camera. No sensor fusion, no MEMS, no hardware to be deployed on site, no QR codes. Dragonfly needs to get a 640 x 480 pixels video stream from the drone. The camera can be monocular (ideally wide angle) or stereoscopic, and it can point towards any direction (preferably towards the ceiling). The existing camera of the drone can be used, as long as the video stream can be consumed by the Dragonfly software. Take a look at this page for more information about the supported video streams.
For all these reasons, our customers consider Dragonfly to be the solution to their indoor location problems!
Dragonfly is an accurate indoor location system based on computer vision.
The location is computed in real time using just an on board camera and a computing unit on board of the device to be tracked, thanks to our computer vision algorithm. Computer vision, odometry and artificial intelligence are used to create an accurate indoor location system, in order to deliver a precise location for multiple applications. It is an excellent solution for the precise indoor tracking of drones (in the 3D space).
- Outstanding API and CSV files can be used to integrate the location data into external application, navigation systems, remote tracking software, and more.
- Dragonfly allows to monitor the real-time location of the drones from the Dragonfly Cloud Dashboard.
- ROS nodes can be developed by Onit’s team to ease the integration with ROS.