DOI: 10.3390/s24010269 ISSN: 1424-8220

A Semantic Segmentation Method Based on AS-Unet++ for Power Remote Sensing of Images

Guojun Nan, Haorui Li, Haibo Du, Zhuo Liu, Min Wang, Shuiqing Xu
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Analytical Chemistry

In order to achieve the automatic planning of power transmission lines, a key step is to precisely recognize the feature information of remote sensing images. Considering that the feature information has different depths and the feature distribution is not uniform, a semantic segmentation method based on a new AS-Unet++ is proposed in this paper. First, the atrous spatial pyramid pooling (ASPP) and the squeeze-and-excitation (SE) module are added to traditional Unet, such that the sensing field can be expanded and the important features can be enhanced, which is called AS-Unet. Second, an AS-Unet++ structure is built by using different layers of AS-Unet, such that the feature extraction parts of each layer of AS-Unet are stacked together. Compared with Unet, the proposed AS-Unet++ automatically learns features at different depths and determines a depth with optimal performance. Once the optimal number of network layers is determined, the excess layers can be pruned, which will greatly reduce the number of trained parameters. The experimental results show that the overall recognition accuracy of AS-Unet++ is significantly improved compared to Unet.

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