A STUDY OF REAL TIME SEARCH IN FLOOD SCENES FROM UAV VIDEOS USING DEEP LEARNING TECHNIQUES
thesisposted on 17.10.2019, 19:45 by Gagandeep Singh Khanuja
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Following a natural disaster, one of the most important facet that influence a persons chances of survival/being found out is the time with which they are rescued. Traditional means of search operations involving dogs, ground robots, humanitarian intervention; are time intensive and can be a major bottleneck in search operations. The main aim of these operations is to rescue victims without critical delay in the shortest time possible which can be realized in real-time by using UAVs. With advancements in computational devices and the ability to learn from complex data, deep learning can be leveraged in real time environment for purpose of search and rescue operations. This research aims to solve the traditional means of search operation using the concept of deep learning for real time object detection and Photogrammetry for precise geo-location mapping of the objects(person,car) in real time. In order to do so, various pre-trained algorithms like Mask-RCNN, SSD300, YOLOv3 and trained algorithms like YOLOv3 have been deployed with their results compared with means of addressing the search operation in