Vehicle Detection in Thermal Images Using Deep Neural Network

Chin Wei Chang, Kathiravan Srinivasan, Yung Yao Chen, Wen-Huang Cheng, Kai Lung Hua

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

In today's world, it becomes critical for a self-driving car to detect the vehicles irrespective of it being a day or night. We propose a real-time vehicle detection using a sequence of night-time thermal images. Moreover, the thermal images have the capability of retaining even the minuscule vehicle details in a dim environment. For an efcient vehicle detection, the thermal image dataset collected during the dusk and night is used for training purposes. Subsequently, the contrast enhancement and sharpening of these images are performed using the Thermal Feature Enhancement (TFE). Then the concatenated images are supplied as the input to allow the model to learn more efectively. Besides, we also propose an improved convolution network model entitled as the Thermal Image Only Looked Once (TOLO) model for vehicle detection. Additionally, we propose a method called as Low Probability Candidate Filter (LPCF) to compensate the probability of not-easy-to-detect vehicles. Our proposed method produces better results for the F1-measure in comparison with existing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVCIP 2018 - IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644584
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event33rd IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing, VCIP 2018 - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: 9 Dec 201812 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameVCIP 2018 - IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing

Conference

Conference33rd IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing, VCIP 2018
CountryTaiwan
CityTaichung
Period9/12/1812/12/18

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Vehicle Detection in Thermal Images Using Deep Neural Network'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this