ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume V-2-2020
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-2-2020, 797–804, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-V-2-2020-797-2020
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-2-2020, 797–804, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-V-2-2020-797-2020

  03 Aug 2020

03 Aug 2020

VEHICLE DETECTION IN REMOTE SENSING IMAGES USING DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS AND MULTI-TASK LEARNING

M. Cao1, H. Ji2, Z. Gao2, and T. Mei1 M. Cao et al.
  • 1School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, 430072 Wuhan, China
  • 2School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, 430079 Wuhan, China

Keywords: vehicle detection, Remote sensing images, multi-scale feature fusion, hard example mining, homography augmentation, GAN, super-resolution

Abstract. Vehicle detection in remote sensing image has been attracting remarkable attention over past years for its applications in traffic, security, military, and surveillance fields. Due to the stunning success of deep learning techniques in object detection community, we consider to utilize CNNs for vehicle detection task in remote sensing image. Specifically, we take advantage of deep residual network, multi-scale feature fusion, hard example mining and homography augmentation to realize vehicle detection, which almost integrates all the advanced techniques in deep learning community. Furthermore, we simultaneously address super-resolution (SR) and detection problems of low-resolution (LR) image in an end-to-end manner. In consideration of the absence of paired low-/highresolution data which are generally time-consuming and cumbersome to collect, we leverage generative adversarial network (GAN) for unsupervised SR. Detection loss is back-propagated to SR generator to boost detection performance. We conduct experiments on representative benchmark datasets and demonstrate that our model yields significant improvements over state-of-the-art methods in deep learning and remote sensing areas.