PLD : Power Line Detection System for Aircrafts

Yetgin O. E., GEREK Ö. N.

2017 International Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing Symposium (IDAP), Malatya, Turkey, 16 - 17 September 2017 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/idap.2017.8090290
  • City: Malatya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Power line detection, electrical wire detection, line detection, line segmentation, aircraft safety, SEGMENT DETECTOR
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Power Line Detection (PLD) is still an important issue for aircraft safety. In this study, two simple PLD algorithms are developed that utilize two alternative line detection algorithms (EDLines and LSD) and feed their outputs to a simple K-Means classifier. The two versions are compared in terms of accuracy and speed. It was observed that, the newly developed EDLines method provides significantly superior results, thanks to its highly accurate edge detection. It is concluded that a method incorporating EDLines is expected to attract interest in PLD applications.