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A bridge-ship collision avoidance system based on FLIR image sequences

Liu, J., Wei, H., Huang, X.-Y., He, N.-S. and Li, K. (2009) A bridge-ship collision avoidance system based on FLIR image sequences. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 39. pp. 123-133. ISSN 1876-1100

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2311-7_11


In this paper, a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) video surveillance system is presented for collision avoidance of moving ships to bridge piers. An image preprocessing algorithm is proposed to reduce clutter background by multi-scale fractal analysis, in which the blanket method is used for fractal feature computation. Then, the moving ship detection algorithm is developed from image differentials of the fractal feature in the region of surveillance between regularly interval frames. When the moving ships are detected in region of surveillance, the device for safety alert is triggered. Experimental results have shown that the approach is feasible and effective. It has achieved real-time and reliable alert to avoid collisions of moving ships to bridge piers.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:16731
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bridge-ship collision avoidance, infrared image, fractal, target detection

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