Water region and multiple ship detection for port surveillance

X. Bao, S. Zinger, P.H.N. With, de, R.G.J. Wijnhoven, Jungong Han

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In this paper, we present a robust and accurate multiple ship detection system for port surveillance. First, water region is detected using a region-based technique. Second, ships are located by a cabin detector for the same port surveillance sequences. Third, a verification process is performed to remove the false detections of ships using the detected water region as contextual cues. We have analyzed our water region detection algorithm by experimenting on 5 sequences and we have found that it achieves an average pixel classification precision of 96.9% and a recall of 91.8%. The multiple ship detection system is tested on 3 different surveillance sequences. We successfully detect 133 ships out of 150 ships with a precision of 87.5% and a recall of 88.7%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux joint with the 2nd WIC/IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux, 24-25 may 2012, Boekeloo, Netherlands
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherWerkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie (WIC)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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