Detecting Plants on Railway Embankments
2013 (English)In: Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, ISSN 1945-3116, E-ISSN 1945-3124, Vol. 6, no 3B, 8-12 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper investigates problems concerning vegetation along railways and proposes automatic means of detecting ground vegetation. Digital images of railway embankments have been acquired and used for the purpose. The current work mainly proposes two algorithms to be able to achieve automation. Initially a vegetation detection algorithm has been investigated for the purpose of detecting vegetation. Further a rail detection algorithm that is capable of identifying the rails and eventually the valid sampling area has been investigated. Results achieved in the current work report satisfactory (qualitative) detection rates.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 6, no 3B, 8-12 p.
Railway Engineering; Railway Embankments; Condition Monitoring; Image Processing; Colour Segmentation; Railway Maintenance; Vegetation Detection
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, Automatisk detektering och karakterisering av vegetation längs järnvägen
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-12209DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2013.63B003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-12209DiVA: diva2:620669
ProjectsAutomatisk detektering och karakterisering av vegetation längs järnvägen
Open Access2013-05-092013-05-092016-06-03Bibliographically approved