RGB-D Based Multimodal Convolutional Neural Networks for Spacecraft Recognition


AlDahoul, Nouar and Abdul Karim, Hezerul and Momo, Mhd Adel (2021) RGB-D Based Multimodal Convolutional Neural Networks for Spacecraft Recognition. In: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Challenges (ICIPC), 25-26 Oct. 2021, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Spacecraft recognition is a significant component of space situational awareness (SSA), especially for applications such as active debris removal, on-orbit servicing, and satellite formation. The complexity of recognition in actual space imagery is caused by a large diversity in sensing conditions, including background noise, low signal-to-noise ratio, different orbital scenarios, and high contrast. This paper addresses the previous problem and proposes multimodal convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for spacecraft detection and classification. The proposed solution includes two models: 1) a pre-trained ResNet50 CNN connected to a support vector machine (SVM) classifier for classification of RGB images. 2) an end-to-end CNN for classification of depth images. The experiments conducted on a novel SPARK dataset was generated under a realistic space simulation environment and has 150k of RGB images and 150k of depth images with 11 categories. The results show high performance of the proposed solution in terms of accuracy (89 %), F1 score (87 %), and Perf metric (1.8).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Convolutional neural network, spacecraft recognition, space situational awareness, multimodal learning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2022 03:15
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 03:15
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/9986


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