DRL-GAN: dual-stream representation learning GAN for low-resolution image classification in UAV applications.
Xi, Yue; Jia, Wenjing; Zheng, Jiangbin; Fan, Xiaochen; Xie, Yefan; Ren, Jinchang; He, Xiangjian
Identifying tiny objects from extremely low resolution (LR) UAV-based remote sensing images is generally considered as a very challenging task, because of very limited information in the object areas. In recent years, there have been very limited attempts to approach this problem. These attempts intend to deal with LR image classification by enhancing either the poor image quality or image representations. In this paper, we argue that the performance improvement in LR image classification is affected by the inconsistency of the information loss and learning priority on Low-Frequency (LF) components and High-Frequency (HF) components. To address this LF-HF inconsistency problem, we propose a Dual-Stream Representation Learning Generative Adversarial Network (DRL-GAN).The core idea is to produce super image representations optimal for LR recognition by simultaneously recovering the missing information in LF and HF components, respectively, under the guidance of high-resolution (HR) images. We evaluate the performance of DRL-GAN on the challenging task of LR image classification. A comparison of the experimental results on the LR benchmark, namely HRSC and CIFAR-10, and our newly collected “WIDER-SHIP” dataset demonstrates the effectiveness of our DRL-GAN, which significantly improves the classification performance, with up to 10% gain on average.
XI, Y., JIA, W., ZHENG, J., FAN, X., XIE, Y., REN, J. and HE, X. 2021. DRL-GAN: dual-stream representation learning GAN for low-resolution image classification in UAV applications. IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing [online], 14, pages 1705-1716. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3043109
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 25, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 8, 2020|
|Publication Date||Jan 15, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Jan 7, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 7, 2021|
|Journal||IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based remote sensing; Generative adversarial networks; Low resolution image classification; Convolutional neural networks; Representation learning; Feature extraction; Task analysis; Remote sensing; Hafnium; Image recognition|
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