A METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING THERMAL IMAGES USING GAN MULTI-LAYERED APPROACH
Keywords: infrared image, image synthesis, generative adversarial networks, object recognition
Abstract. The active development of neural network technologies and optoelectronic systems has led to the introduction of computer vision technologies in various fields of science and technology. Deep learning made it possible to solve complex problems that a person had not been able to solve before. The use of multi-spectral optical systems has significantly expanded the field of application of video systems. Tasks such as image recognition, object re-identification, video surveillance require high accuracy, speed and reliability. These qualities are provided by algorithms based on deep convolutional neural networks. However, they require to have large databases of multi-spectral images of various objects to achieve state-of-the-art results. While large and various databases of color images of different objects are widely available in public domain, then similar databases of thermal images are either not available, or they represent a small number of types of objects. The quality of three-dimensional modeling for the thermal imaging spectral range remains at an insufficient level for solving a number of important tasks, which require high precision and reliability. The realistic synthesis of thermal images is especially important due to the complexity and high cost of obtaining real data. This paper is focused on the development of a method for synthesizing thermal imaging images based on generative adversarial neural networks. We developed an algorithm for a multi-spectral image-to-image translation. We have changed to the original GAN architecture and converted the loss function. We presented a new learning approach. For this, we prepared a special training dataset including about 2000 image tensors. The evaluation of the results obtained showed that the proposed method can be used to expand the available databases of thermal images.