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AMRNet: Chips Augmentation in Areial Images Object Detection

2020-09-15 15:16:06
Zhiwei Wei, Chenzhen Duan


tract: Detecting object in aerial image is challenging task due to 1) objects are often small and dense relative to images. 2) object scale varies in a large range. 3) object number in different classes is imbalanced. Current solutions almost adopt cropping method: splitting high resolution images into serials subregions (chips) and detecting on them. However, few works notice that some problems including scale variation, object sparsity exist when directly train network with chips. In this work, Three augmentation methods are introduced. Specifically, we propose a scale adaptive module compatable with all existing cropping method. It dynamically adjust cropping size to balance cover proportion between objects and chips, which narrows object scale variation in training and improves performance without bells and whistels; In addtion, we introduce mosaic effective sloving object sparity and background similarity problems in areial dataset; To balance catgory, we present mask resampling in chips providing higher quality training sample; Our model achieves state-of-the-art perfomance on two popular aerial images datasets of VisDrone and UAVDT. Remarkably, All methods can independent apply to detectiors increasing performance steady without the sacrifice of inference efficiency.

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