Conference Paper

Fire and smoke detection in video with optimal mass transport based optical flow and neural networks

DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2010.5652119 Conference: Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2010, September 26-29, Hong Kong, China
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ABSTRACT Detection of fire and smoke in video is of practical and theoretical interest. In this paper, we propose the use of optimal mass transport (OMT) optical flow as a low-dimensional descriptor of these complex processes. The detection process is posed as a supervised Bayesian classification problem with spatio-temporal neighborhoods of pixels;feature vectors are composed of OMT velocities and R,G,B color channels. The classifier is implemented as a single-hidden-layer neural network. Sample results show probability of pixels belonging to fire or smoke. In particular, the classifier successfully distinguishes between smoke and similarly colored white wall, as well as fire from a similarly colored background.

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    • "They extend this work to flame detection in infrared videos [14]. Kolesov et al. [8] propose to combine Optimal Mass Transport (OMT) optical flow and color as features for fire detection. The pixel-wise decision is based on a single-hidden-layer neural network. "
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    • "Yuan [1] proposed an accumulative motion model to capture motion characteristics of smoke. Other research efforts have extracted motion features of smoke using optical flow computation [2], [3]. Recognizing the fact that the color of smoke is usually grayish, Chen et al. [4] extracted chromatic features of smoke according to a set of decision rules. "
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