SWIR images evaluation for pedestrian detection in clear visibility conditions

Alina Miron, Abdelaziz Bensrhair, Rean I. Fedriga, Alberto Broggi
2013 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2013)  
Pedestrian detection is a difficult task with significant practical interests especially in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems. While the problem has been thoroughly studied from a visible, mid-wave infrared and far-wave infrared cameras perspective, little attention has been paid to the short-wave infrared spectrum. But although light in the short-wave infrared region is imperceptible to the eye, due to its reflective nature, it interacts with objects similarly to the visible
more » ... engths. As a result, short-wave images, including both shadows and contrast, are comparable to visible images in resolution and detail but they are not comparable in color, a feature which makes objects recognizable and yields one of the advantages of the short-waves, namely object or individual identification. In this paper we evaluate the pertinence of employing the short-wave bandwidths for the task of detecting pedestrians in clear visibility conditions.
doi:10.1109/itsc.2013.6728257 dblp:conf/itsc/MironBFB13 fatcat:7ntu7imhp5hfnogf5owrcmnsbq