08284997 cites 20 patents.

A system and method of determining aircraft position on an aerodrome ground surface having a centerline disposed thereon is provided. A current image of the aerodrome ground surface is captured using a camera that has a known focal length and is disposed on a vehicle at a preset pitch angle. The current image includes the centerline, which extends to a vanishing point in the captured image. The slope and intercept of at least a portion of the centerline are computed. The vertical and horizontal positions of the vanishing point are computed. An estimate of the vehicle position on the ground surface is computed using the computed horizontal and vertical positions of the vanishing point, the known focal length, and the preset pitch angle.

Title
Vision-based vehicle navigation system and method
Application Number
12/402279
Publication Number
8284997 (B2)
Application Date
March 11, 2009
Publication Date
October 9, 2012
Inventor
Peter J Seiler
Minneapolis
MN, US
Dinesh Ramegowda
Mysore
IN
Mohammed Ibrahim
Bangalore
IN
Agent
Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C
Assignee
Honeywell International
NJ, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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