Title: An efficient raindrop parameter estimation using image processing

Authors: Pandharinath Appasaheb Ghonge; Kushal R. Tuckley

Addresses: Department of Electronics, Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, MS 400706, Nerul Navi Mumbai, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, MS 400706, Nerul Navi Mumbai, India

Abstract: Nowadays, image processing algorithms play a key role in the rain drop distribution estimation. This paper deals with number of drops and drop size distribution and its volume in particular time. We are using the raindrop image to calculate the amount of rainfall in a particular time. The proposed image processing based rain drop parameter estimation (IPRDPE) by using double-density dual-tree DWT (DDDT DWT) and thresholding based segmentation. By using effective image fusion technique, rain drop images from different angles are fused and using segmentation and morphological operations raindrop parameters estimated. To get better fused output max-based effective image fusion rules are used. The system using advanced image fusion technique and estimation for rain drop parameter, produce more accuracy and error free system compared to the existing techniques and also achieved better accuracy with respect to the real-time measurement.

Keywords: raindrop image; double-density dual-tree discrete wavelet transform; DDDT DWT; segmentation; image processing based rain drop parameter estimation; IPRDPE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2018.096224

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2018 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.296 - 306

Received: 26 Jul 2017
Accepted: 27 Oct 2017

Published online: 19 Nov 2018 *

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