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In the autonomous referee project, commercially available AR Parrot Drone Elite Edition 2.0 is used for the refereeing issues. The built-in properties of the drone that given in the manufacturer’s website are listed below in Table 1. Note that only the useful properties are covered, the internal properties of the drone are excluded.


The drone is designed as a consumer product and it can be controlled via a mobile phone thanks to its free software (both for Android and iOS) and send high quality HD streaming videos to the mobile phone. The drone has a front camera whose capabilities are given in Table 1. It has its own built-in computer, controller, driver electronics etc. Since it is a consumer product, its design, body and controller are very robust. Therefore, in this project, the drone own structure, control electronics and software are decided to use for positioning of the drone. Apart from that, the controlling of a drone is complicated and is also out of scope of the project.

Experiments, Measurements, Modifications

Swiveled Camera

As mentioned before, the drone has its own camera and this camera is used to catch images. As can be seen Figure 1, the camera is placed in front of the drone. However for the refereeing, it should look to the bottom side. Therefore it will be disassembled and will be connected to a swivel to tilt down 90 degrees. This will create some change in the structures. When this change is finished, it will be added here.

Software Restrictions on Image Processing

FOV Measurement



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