Peng Bai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Linfeng Chen1, Songrong Jiang2, Yu Gong1, and Qishen Li1

1Civil Aviation University of China, Air Traffic Management College, Tianjian 300300
2Hangda heavy industry (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Tianjin 3003000


Received: October 14, 2020
Accepted: September 15, 2021
Publication Date: October 25, 2021

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This study focuses on optical image pavement damage detection instead of artificial detection in pavement maintenance. Based on the characteristics of cracks and combined with the niche theory, it proposes a dynamic adaptive curve extraction algorithm. First, we construct the matrix space, map the original pavement image data to the target space, process the data in target space using the multi-trough algorithm, then connect the extreme gray value points between two adjacent scanning rows with lines, compare the average gray value of the line with the average gray value of this area, and judge the possibility of cracks according to curve extension characteristics. The method considers oil, water stain, irregular concave spot, and other kinds of image noise on the pavement surface. It has good adaptability, and experimental results show that the algorithm is effective.

Keywords: pavement, crack detection, image processing, niche thought


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