Multi-spectral Pedestrian Detection via Image Fusion and Deep Neural Networks

French, Geoffrey, Finlayson, Graham and Mackiewicz, Michal (2018) Multi-spectral Pedestrian Detection via Image Fusion and Deep Neural Networks. Journal of Imaging Science and Technology. ISSN 1062-3701

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    The use of multi-spectral imaging has been found to improve the accuracy of deep neural network-based pedestrian detection systems, particularly in challenging night time conditions in which pedestrians are more clearly visible in thermal long-wave infrared bands than in plain RGB. In this article, the authors use the Spectral Edge image fusion method to fuse visible RGB and IR imagery, prior to processing using a neural network-based pedestrian detection system. The use of image fusion permits the use of a standard RGB object detection network without requiring the architectural modifications that are required to handle multi-spectral input. We contrast the performance of networks trained using fused images to those that use plain RGB images and networks that use a multi-spectral input. © 2018 Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
    Depositing User: LivePure Connector
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 17:30
    Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 10:30
    DOI: 10.2352/J.lmagingSci.Technol.2018.62.5.050406

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