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Moving ship detection for unmanned aerial vehicle using atom processor for camera vision

Muhd. Yusof, Muhd. Firdaus (2015) Moving ship detection for unmanned aerial vehicle using atom processor for camera vision. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Abstract

Ship detection has become an important approach for security and surveillance system in a maritime environment. By upgrading the ability of the detection module by using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will increase the coverage or limitation in operation module especially for navy purposes. UAV has plays an important role in mobile aerial surveillance for military as well as civilian application. UAV is used to get an overview from bird’s eye view of locating and tracking an interested object in most operations. Unfortunately, in previous application the video processing and UAV control usually being done under ground control station which using wireless communication network to communicate among each other. It is not really practical by relying on video streaming via radio link as execution platform cause it may produced a delayed or blurred video images which will degrade detection performance. Maritime environment which consist robust environment and dynamic scenes gives a huge challenges for automatic object detection. This thesis presents the development of real-time moving ship detection in embedded platform using Inforce computing board which consist Intel Atom processor. Major part of this work is to validate the algorithm applied to be able to detect a moving ship and remove a camera motion that affect the detection part. The algorithm is tested offline using pre-captured videos from top view as similar from video captured from UAV. Experimental result shows that the algorithm applied are able to detect a moving ship but the performance are dependent on number of corners and skipping rate of frames used in the system. Thus, the algorithm used in the system is suitable for real-time ship moving detection system in UAV application.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Elektrik - Komputer dan Sistem Mikroelektronik)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2014; Supervisor : Dr. Shaikh Nasir Shaikh Husin
Uncontrolled Keywords:ship, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), maritime
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:50674
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:03 Dec 2015 14:45
Last Modified:13 Jun 2017 11:33

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