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Satellite Recognition and Pose Estimation Using Homeomorphic Manifold Analysis

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We propose a novel monocular vision-based framework for both satellite recognition and pose estimation, using Homeomorphic Manifold Analysis. We use a unified conceptual manifold to represent continuous pose variation of all satellites in the visual input space, learn nonlinear functions mapping from conceptual manifold representation to visual inputs, and decompose discrete category variation in the mapping coefficient space. Experimental results on a simulated image dataset show the effectiveness and robustness of our approach.

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Haopeng Zhang

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“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."

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