Small target detection for search and rescue operations using distributed deep learning and synthetic data generation

@inproceedings{Yun2019SmallTD,
  title={Small target detection for search and rescue operations using distributed deep learning and synthetic data generation},
  author={Kyongsik Yun and Luan Nguyen and Tuan T. Nguyen and Doyoung Kim and Sarah Eldin and Alexander Huyen and Thomas T. Lu and Edward Chow},
  booktitle={Defense + Commercial Sensing},
  year={2019}
}
It is important to find the target as soon as possible for search and rescue operations. Surveillance camera systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used to support search and rescue. Automatic object detection is important because a person cannot monitor multiple surveillance screens simultaneously for 24 hours. Also, the object is often too small to be recognized by the human eye on the surveillance screen. This study used an UAVs around the Port of Houston and fixed surveillance… 

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