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MAV-based real-time localisation of terrestrial targets with cm-level accuracy: Feasibility study

We carry out a comprehensive feasibility study for a real-time cm-level localisation of a predefined terrestrial target from a MAV-based autonomous platform. Specifically, we conduct an error propagation analysis which quantifies all potential error sources, and accounts for their respective contribution to the final result. Furthermore, we provide a description of a practical MAV system using the available technology and of-the-shelf components. We demonstrate that, indeed, the desired localisation precision of a few centimetres may be realistically achieved under a set of necessary constraints.

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