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Mustererkennung zur Detektion von Rehkitzen in Thermalbildern

Israel, Martin and Evers, Stephan (2011) Mustererkennung zur Detektion von Rehkitzen in Thermalbildern. In: Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte, pp. 1-6. Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V. (ATB). 17. Workshop Computer-Bildanalyse in der Landwirtschaft 2011, 5.5.2011, Stuttgart.

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Abstract

During pasture mowing 25% of the newborn fawns are killed [Jar02]. They are born in the meadows in the months May and June, the time of pasture mowing. Because of their innate instinct to remain motionless on the ground in case of imminent danger, they are often overlooked by farmers and inadvertently killed during mowing. This creates the demand for systems capable to detect these hidden animals. The paper presents a functional model of such a system, consisting of an airborne platform (octocopter) equipped with a thermal camera and a miniature computer. While the octocopter flies GPS-controlled search missions above the field, thermal images are taken permanently. A pattern recognition algorithm scans each thermal image captured during the flight in order to automatically detect fawns. The algorithm is based on a compression method. During the compression of an image a dictionary is created containing only non-redundant information. The dictionaries of the images recorded are compared with those of the training set categorised by the classes of fawns and meadows. The tested image is assigned to the class whose dictionaries exhibit greatest similarity. The decision, whether a fawn is recognized or not, is based upon this assignment.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Mustererkennung zur Detektion von Rehkitzen in Thermalbildern
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Israel, Martinmartin.israel@dlr.de
Evers, StephanUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 May 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Publisher:Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V. (ATB)
Status:Published
Keywords:parameter free pattern recognition, animal protection, agriculture, fawn detection, fast compression distance, image analysis, uav
Event Title:17. Workshop Computer-Bildanalyse in der Landwirtschaft 2011
Event Location:Stuttgart
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:5.5.2011
Organizer:Universität Hohenheim
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignement
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):other
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Martin Israel
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 15:16
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:24

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