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Assessing the Impact of the Loss Function and Encoder Architecture for Fire Aerial Images Segmentation Using Deeplabv3+

Harkat, H. ; Nascimento, J. ; Bernardino, A. Bernardino ; Ahmed, H.

Remote Sensing Vol. 14, Nº 9, pp. 2023 - 2023, April, 2022.

ISSN (print): 2072-4292
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 1,29 (in 2020)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.3390/rs14092023

Wildfire early detection and prevention had become a priority. Detection using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, however, is expensive in practical situations. The majority of present wildfire detection research focuses on segmentation and detection. The developed machine learning models deploy appropriate image processing techniques to enhance the detection outputs. As a result, the time necessary for data processing is drastically reduced, as the time required rises exponentially with the size of the captured pictures. In a real-time fire emergency, it is critical to notice the fire pixels and warn the firemen as soon as possible to handle the problem more quickly. The present study addresses the challenge mentioned above by implementing an on-site detection system that detects fire pixels in real-time in the given scenario. The proposed approach is accomplished using Deeplabv3+, a deep learning architecture that is an enhanced version of an existing model. However, present work fine-tuned the Deeplabv3 model through various experimental trials that have resulted in improved performance. Two public aerial datasets, the Corsican dataset and FLAME, and one private dataset, Firefront Gestosa, were used for experimental trials in this work with different backbones. To conclude, the selected model trained with ResNet-50 and Dice loss attains a global accuracy of 98.70%, a mean accuracy of 89.54%, a mean IoU 86.38%, a weighted IoU of 97.51%, and a mean BF score of 93.86%.