Image enhancement and corrosion detection for UAV visual inspection of pressure vessels

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Abstract

The condition of a pressure vessel is normally checked by human operators, which have health and safety risks as well as low working efficiency and high inspection cost. Visual inspection for pressure vessels can be done by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with the sensing module. Image enhancement techniques and image processing techniques are vital in the UAV inspection of pressure vessels. However, there are several issues to be overcome in the UAV visual inspection of pressure vessels. The images captured by the UAV are of low quality under the cluttered environment due to poor lighting, noises and vibrations caused by the UAV. In this research, a system is developed for UAV visual inspection of pressure vessels using image processing and image enhancement techniques. In the developed system, the input image is captured by the UAV first. Next, efficient image enhancement techniques are applied to the images in order to enhance image qualities. After that, the corrosion part is detected and the percentage of the corrosion area in the entire image is measured. The proposed system has the potential to be implemented for the autonomous correction detection with the image enhancement techniques in UAV visual inspection for the pressure vessels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Life System Modelling, Image Processing and Analysis
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, LSMS 2021 and 7th International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, ICSEE 2021, Hangzhou, China, October 22–24, 2021, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsMinrui Fei, Luonan Chen, Shiwei Ma, Xin Li
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages145-154
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811672071
ISBN (Print)9789811672064
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2021
Event2021 International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation & International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment - Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China
Duration: 30 Oct 20211 Nov 2021
http://www.lsms-icsee.org.cn/

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1467
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference2021 International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation & International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment
Abbreviated titleLSMS2021 and ICSEE2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangzhou
Period30/10/211/11/21
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Keywords

  • image enhancement
  • corrosion detection
  • UAV
  • pressure vessel

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