Patents by Inventor Manfred Hiebl

Manfred Hiebl has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20120033877
    Abstract: In a method for determining object edge curves in a recorded image of a multispectral camera, the image recorded is converted into a false color image, hue value from the HSV color space is assigned to each pixel in the false color image such that the hue value corresponds to a hue angle on a predetermined color circle, and the pixels are classified as object pixels and background pixels, such that those pixels with hue values that are within a predetermined value range are defined as the object pixels. An entropy profile is then determined by way of a displaceable evaluation window, such that the entropy of mixing S is calculated for each pixel from the object pixels and background pixels according to the equation: S = - k ? ( n A ? ln ? n A n A + n B + n B ? ln ? n B n A + n B ) where nA denotes the number of object pixels within the evaluation window, nB denotes the number of background pixels within the evaluation window and k is a proportionality factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Hiebl
  • Publication number: 20110311106
    Abstract: A method for the identification of objects in a predetermined target area involves recording a first and a second height profile of the target area, wherein the two height profiles are recorded at a predeterminable time interval. A height difference profile is determined from the first and the second height profile. The height difference profile is subdivided in equidistant horizontal height sections. The positions of the centroids of the surface areas enclosed by the respective contour lines of the horizontal height sections are calculated and the determined height difference profile and the calculated centroids of the surface areas are supplied to a system for classifying objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: EADS Deutshchland GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Hiebl
  • Publication number: 20110066307
    Abstract: A procedure and system are provided for automatically landing an aircraft, particularly an unmanned aircraft on a moving, particularly floating landing platform, for example, on an aircraft carrier, the aircraft being equipped with an automatic navigation device and an automatic landing control device. The procedure includes detecting the position of an intended landing spot, detecting motion data of the landing platform, determining at least one imminent point in time at which the landing spot takes up a reference position, transmitting the point in time and the reference position of the landing spot to the landing control device of the aircraft, and controlling the aircraft such that it reaches the landing spot at the point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred HIEBL
  • Publication number: 20100318300
    Abstract: A method for recognizing an object that has a plurality of expressions of abstract object characteristics, and is associated with an object characteristic class of a hierarchical system of object characteristic classes stored in a first memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Hiebl
  • Patent number: 5785275
    Abstract: A missile weapons system with a homing head optical system and an alignment processor, in which the visual field of the homing head is adjusted to the size of the target by handing over the target marking frame size to the homing head, which is equipped with a zoom lens, and the effect of parallax on the correlation is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG
    Inventor: Manfred Hiebl