New Keypoint Matching Method Using Local Convolutional Features for Power Transmission Line Icing Monitoring
AbstractPower transmission line icing (PTLI) problems, which cause tremendous damage to the power grids, has drawn much attention. Existing three-dimensional measurement methods based on binocular stereo vision was recently introduced to measure the ice thickness in PTLI, but failed to meet requirements of practical applications due to inefficient keypoint matching in the complex PTLI scene. In this paper, a new keypoint matching method is proposed based on the local multi-layer convolutional neural network (CNN) features, termed Local Convolutional Features (LCFs). LCFs are deployed to extract more discriminative features than the conventional CNNs. Particularly in LCFs, a multi-layer features fusion scheme is exploited to boost the matching performance. Together with a location constraint method, the correspondence of neighboring keypoints is further refined. Our approach achieves 1.5%, 5.3%, 13.1%, 27.3% improvement in the average matching precision compared with SIFT, SURF, ORB and MatchNet on the public Middlebury dataset, and the measurement accuracy of ice thickness can reach 90.9% compared with manual measurement on the collected PTLI dataset. View Full-Text
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Guo, Q.; Xiao, J.; Hu, X. New Keypoint Matching Method Using Local Convolutional Features for Power Transmission Line Icing Monitoring. Sensors 2018, 18, 698.
Guo Q, Xiao J, Hu X. New Keypoint Matching Method Using Local Convolutional Features for Power Transmission Line Icing Monitoring. Sensors. 2018; 18(3):698.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Qiangliang; Xiao, Jin; Hu, Xiaoguang. 2018. "New Keypoint Matching Method Using Local Convolutional Features for Power Transmission Line Icing Monitoring." Sensors 18, no. 3: 698.
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