The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of rainfall on image stitching by measuring the performance of the Harris corner detector, Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) detector, and the Speeded Up Robust Feature (SURF) detector. A set of images were captured by using two cameras during light rain and during heavy rain. The number of detected features points was used as the performance measure. The results indicate that all the detectors are capable to extract a substantial amount of feature points. However, the rainfall does reduce the number of detected feature points by 48 and 67% when the Harris corner detector and the SURF detector were adopted respectively. At the end, the images were stitched together based on the feature points extracted by using the Harris corner detector. The results indicate that the effect of rainfall is negligible as long as there is a substantial amount of distinctive feature points.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings 2014 International Conference on Information Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||ISEEE 2014|
|Editors||Xiaohong Jiang, Shaozi Li, Ying Dai, Yun Cheng|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Publisher||IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 06 Nov 2014|
|Event||International Conference on Information Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering: ISEEE 2014 - Sapporo Prince Hotel, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan|
Duration: 26 Apr 2014 → 28 Apr 2014
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|Conference||International Conference on Information Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering|
|City||Sapporo City, Hokkaido|
|Period||26/04/14 → 28/04/14|
|Other||2014 International Conference on Information Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering (ISEEE 2014) will be held from April 26-28, 2014, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan. |
ISEEE 2014 is sponsored by IEEE Sapporo Section, Japan, Xiamen University, and Co-sponsored by Future University Hakodate, Japan, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan, University of Hull, UK, Xiamen University, China, Guangzhou University, China.
Original papers are invited and submitted papers should not be previously published or currently under review for any other publication. All papers accepted will be published in the conference proceedings (ISBN: 978-1-4799-3196-5).
Chia, W. C., Yeong, L. S., Ch'ng, S. I., Seng, K. P., & Ang, L-M. (2014). The Effect of Rainfall on Feature Points Extraction and Image Stitching. In X. Jiang, S. Li, Y. Dai, & Y. Cheng (Eds.), Proceedings 2014 International Conference on Information Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering: ISEEE 2014 (pp. 1382-1386). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/InfoSEEE.2014.6946146