The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLVI-3/W1-2022
05 May 2022
 | 05 May 2022


G. Wen, F. Zhou, H. Zhang, H. Pan, J. Cao, Z. Gao, Y. Liu, Z. Sun, and L. Pei

Keywords: Electric facilities, Place recognition, Bio-inspired perception, Satellite remote images

Abstract. We could get many helpful information and results from satellite remote sensing images and aerial images, including disaster monitoring, grid hidden danger identification, and electricity consumption management. In the recent years, novel computer vision and deep neural network have got a lot of attention in many fields because of mimicking mammalian cognitive mechanism as much as possible. With the in-depth of mammalian cognitive and motor mechanisms research, people trend to adopt these reliable and efficient methods for power grid management and maintenance.

For utilizing computing resources and improving analysing efficiency flexibly, we propose an assessing and verification framework based on bio-inspired perception and understanding, which summarizes the most appropriate image scale in the electric facilities place recognition. The proposed framework consists of different scenes aerial images datasets, several electric facilities place recognition methods, and credible evaluating methods mimicking mammals. Firstly, we gather satellite remote images and aerial images of sufficient electric power facilities in the United States via Google Earth and other public datasets. Then, several typical place recognition methods are adopted to testing recognition ability of multi-scale perception results, like SAD, NetVLAD, and GIST descriptor. To get more reliable result, multi-units and multi-scenes experiments are implemented roundly. After all experiments and evaluations, we could get that the most appropriate image scale is 1000 m size and the highest recognition accuracy of electric power facilities location is 500 m. Conclusion in our article shows the recommended perception form and scale closest to human cognition in the power grid management and maintenance.