The increasingly widespread use of smartphones as real cameras on drones has allowed an ever-greater development of several algorithms to improve the image’s refinement. Although the latest generations of drone cameras let the user achieve high resolution images, the large number of pixels to be processed and the acquisitions from multiple lengths for stereo-view often fail to guarantee satisfactory results. In particular, high flight altitudes strongly impact the accuracy, and result in images which are undefined or blurry. This is not acceptable in the field of road pavement monitoring. In that case, the conventional algorithms used for the image resolution conversion, such as the bilinear interpolation algorithm, do not allow high frequency information to be re-trieved from an undefined capture. This aspect is felt more strongly when using the recorded images to build a 3D scenario, since its geometric accuracy is greater when the resolution of the photos is higher. Super-Resolution algorithms (SRa) are utilized when registering multiple low-resolution images to interpolate sub-pixel information The aim of this work is to assess, at high flight altitudes, the geometric precision of a 3D model by using the the Morpho Super-Resolution™ algorithm for a road pavement distress monitoring case study.

Inzerillo, L., Acuto, F., Di Mino, G., & Uddin, M.Z. (2022). Super-Resolution Images Methodology Applied to UAV Datasets to Road Pavement Monitoring. DRONES, 6(7), 171 [10.3390/drones6070171].

Super-Resolution Images Methodology Applied to UAV Datasets to Road Pavement Monitoring

Inzerillo, Laura;Acuto, Francesco
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Di Mino, Gaetano;Uddin, Mohammed Zeeshan
2022-07-12

Abstract

The increasingly widespread use of smartphones as real cameras on drones has allowed an ever-greater development of several algorithms to improve the image’s refinement. Although the latest generations of drone cameras let the user achieve high resolution images, the large number of pixels to be processed and the acquisitions from multiple lengths for stereo-view often fail to guarantee satisfactory results. In particular, high flight altitudes strongly impact the accuracy, and result in images which are undefined or blurry. This is not acceptable in the field of road pavement monitoring. In that case, the conventional algorithms used for the image resolution conversion, such as the bilinear interpolation algorithm, do not allow high frequency information to be re-trieved from an undefined capture. This aspect is felt more strongly when using the recorded images to build a 3D scenario, since its geometric accuracy is greater when the resolution of the photos is higher. Super-Resolution algorithms (SRa) are utilized when registering multiple low-resolution images to interpolate sub-pixel information The aim of this work is to assess, at high flight altitudes, the geometric precision of a 3D model by using the the Morpho Super-Resolution™ algorithm for a road pavement distress monitoring case study.
Settore ICAR/17 - Disegno
Settore ICAR/04 - Strade, Ferrovie Ed Aeroporti
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-446X/6/7/171
Inzerillo, L., Acuto, F., Di Mino, G., & Uddin, M.Z. (2022). Super-Resolution Images Methodology Applied to UAV Datasets to Road Pavement Monitoring. DRONES, 6(7), 171 [10.3390/drones6070171].
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