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Systems and methods for determining whether a region of interest (ROI) includes a runway are provided. One system includes a camera for capturing an image of the ROI, an analysis module for generating a binary large object (BLOB) of at least a portion of the ROI, and a synthetic vision system including a template of the runway. The system further includes a segmentation module for determining if the ROI includes the runway based on a comparison of the template and the BLOB. One method includes the steps of identifying a position for each corner on the BLOB and forming a polygon on the BLOB based on the position of each corner. The method further includes the step of determining that the BLOB represents the runway based on a comparison of the polygon and a template of the runway. Also provided are computer-readable mediums storing instructions for performing the above method.

Title
Methods and apparatus for runway segmentation using sensor analysis
Application Number
12/336976
Publication Number
7826666 (B2)
Application Date
December 17, 2008
Publication Date
November 2, 2010
Inventor
Thea L Feyereisen
Hudson
WI, US
Dinesh Ramegowda
Karnataka
IN
Mohammed Ibrahim Mohideen
Karnataka
IN
Rida M Hamza
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C
Assignee
Honeywell International
NJ, US
IPC
G06G 7/70
G06K 9/68
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