RIOD:Reinforced Image-based Object Detection for Unruly Weather Conditions


  • P. P. Pavitha Department of Electronics & Communication, Presidency University, India
  • K. Bhanu Rekha Department of Electronics &Communication, Presidency University, India
  • S. Safinaz Department of Electronics &Communication, Presidency University, India
Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 13052-13057 | February 2024 |


Deep Neural Network (DNN) object detectors have proved their efficiency in the detection and classification of objects in normal weather. However, these models suffer a lot during bad weather conditions (foggy, rain, haze, night, etc.). This study presents a new scheme to reduce the aforementioned issue by attenuating the noise in the input image before feeding it to any kind of neural network-based object detector. In this study, the image optimization function transforms subpar-quality images due to bad weather into pictures with the optimal possible quality by estimating the proper illumination and transmission function. These optimized images showed improved object detection rates in the YOLOv4 and YOLOv5 models. This improvement in object detection was also noticed in the case of video input. This scheme was tested with images/videos from various weather conditions, and the results showed an encouraging improvement in detection rates.


self-driving vehicle, YOLOv4, YOLOv5, image pre-processing, deep learning, object detection


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P. P. Pavitha, K. B. Rekha, and S. Safinaz, “RIOD:Reinforced Image-based Object Detection for Unruly Weather Conditions”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 13052–13057, Feb. 2024.


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