Performance Analysis of Detecting buried pipelines in GPR images using Faster R-CNN

Faster R-CNN을 활용한 GPR 영상에서의 지하배관 위치추적 성능분석

  • Ko, Hyoung-Yong (Department of Computer Science, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Kim, Nam-gi (Department of Computer Science, Kyonggi University)
  • 고형용 (경기대학교 컴퓨터과학과) ;
  • 김남기 (경기대학교 컴퓨터과학과)
  • Received : 2019.03.15
  • Accepted : 2019.05.20
  • Published : 2019.05.28


Various pipes are buried in the city as needed, such as water pipes, gas pipes and hydrogen pipes. As the time passes, buried pipes becomes aged due to crack, etc. these pipes has the risk of accidents such as explosion and leakage. To prevent the risks, many pipes are repaired or replaced, but the location of the pipes can also be changed. Failure to identify the location of the altered pipe may cause an accident by touching the pipe. In this paper, we propose a method to detect buried pipes by gathering the GPR images by using GPR and Learning with Faster R-CNN. Then experiments was carried out by raw data sets and data sets augmentation applied to increase the amount of images.

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Fig. 1. GPR Exploration path

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Fig. 2. GPR Sample Image

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Fig. 3. Faster R-CNN Process

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Fig. 4. Faster R-CNN 13-Layer Structure

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Fig. 5. Faster R-CNN Learning Process

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Fig. 6. Data set A

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Fig. 7. Data set B

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Fig. 8. Data set C

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Fig. 9. Data set A verification image example

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Fig. 10. Data set B verification image example

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Fig. 11. Data set C verification image example

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Fig. 12. Graph result with augmentation applied

Table 1. Experiment Environment

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Table 2. Experiment result symbol meaning

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Table 3. Experiment result

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Table 4. Result with augmentation applied

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Supported by : Kyonggi University, National Research Foundation of Korea


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