Translator Disclaimer
Paper
3 March 2008 Automatic determination of runway edges in poor visibility conditions
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 6812, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems VI; 68120B (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.766617
Event: Electronic Imaging, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
The automatic detection of runway hazards from a moving platform under poor visibility conditions is a multifaceted problem. The general approach that we use relies on looking at several frames of the video imagery to determine the presence of objects. Since the platform is in motion during the acquisition of these frames, the first step in the process is to correct for platform motion. Extracting the scene structure from the frames is our next goal. To rectify, enhance the details and to remove fog we perform multiscale retinex followed by edge detection on the imagery. In this paper, we concentrate on the automatic determination of runway boundaries from the rectified, enhanced, and edge-detected imagery. We will examine the performance of edgedetection algorithms for images that have poor contrast, and quantify their efficacy as runway edge detectors. Additionally, we will define qualitative criteria to determine the best edge output image. Finally, we will find an optimizing parameter for the detector that would help us to automate the detection of objects on the runway and thus the whole process of hazard detection.
© (2008) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Sri Satya Vardhan Gogineni and Zia-ur Rahman "Automatic determination of runway edges in poor visibility conditions", Proc. SPIE 6812, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems VI, 68120B (3 March 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.766617
PROCEEDINGS
11 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT

A fast algorithm for image defogging
Proceedings of SPIE (September 27 2016)
Robust edge-detection algorithm for runway edge detection
Proceedings of SPIE (February 26 2008)
Enhancement of imagery in poor visibility conditions
Proceedings of SPIE (May 20 2005)
Runway hazard detection in poor visibility conditions
Proceedings of SPIE (February 02 2012)

Back to Top