Target Detection of Low-Altitude UAV Based on Improved YOLOv3 Network

Haiqing Zhai, Yang Zhang, Shan Zhong
2022 Journal of Robotics  
Most existing methods are difficult to detect low-altitude and fast-moving drones. A low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) target detection method based on an improved YOLOv3 network is proposed. While keeping the basic framework of the original model unchanged, the YOLOv3 model is improved. That is, multiscale prediction is added to enhance the detection ability of small-target objects. In addition, the two-axis Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera is controlled based on proportional integral
more » ... tive (PID), so that the target tends to the center of the field of view. It is more conducive to accurate detection. Finally, experiments are carried out using real UAV datasets. The results show that the mean average precision (mAP), AP50, and AP75 are 25.12%, 39.75%, and 26.03%, respectively, which are better than other methods. Also, the frame rate is 21 frames·s−1, which meets the performance requirements.
doi:10.1155/2022/4065734 fatcat:hwoie5pxe5fobpxt5vimlos35e