- [pdf] [arXiv]
Tackling the Background Bias in Sparse Object Detection via Cropped Windows
Object detection on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is still a challenging task. The recordings are mostly sparse and contain only small objects. In this work, we propose a simple tiling method that improves the detection capability in the remote sensing case. We identified one core component of many tiling approaches and extracted an easy to implement preprocessing step. By reducing the background bias and enabling the usage of higher image resolutions during training, our method can improve the performance of models substantially. The procedure was validated on three different data sets and outperformed similar approaches in performance and speed.