An overview of robust maritime situation awareness methods

Xueqian Xu, Xinqiang Chen, Bing Wu, Tsz Leung Yip

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Abstract

Maritime situation awareness is the core of ship navigation and determines the development direction of smart ships. Visual perception becomes an active yet important research task in maritime traffic. To aim that, this paper introduces three situation awareness methods based on visual images. The first method uses kernelized correlation filtering algorithms and Kalman filter models to solve ship occlusion in the image and achieve accurate ship tracking tasks; The second method uses kernelized correlation filtering and logarithmic polar coordinate transformation to solve the imaging size changes during ship navigation; The third method uses yolo algorithms to obtain the high-quality distance information from port videos. The experimental results and quantitative indicators show that each method can effectively achieve reliable maritime situational awareness tasks. The comprehensive realization of maritime situation awareness can better reduce risks and ensure the safety of ships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety
Subtitle of host publicationNew Infrastructure Construction for Better Transportation, ICTIS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1010-1014
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665497138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Event6th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety, ICTIS 2021 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 22 Oct 202124 Oct 2021

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety: New Infrastructure Construction for Better Transportation, ICTIS 2021

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety, ICTIS 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityWuhan
Period22/10/2124/10/21

Keywords

  • maritime situational awareness
  • occlusion challenge
  • scale change
  • ship tracking
  • smart ship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization
  • Safety Research

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