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Authors: D. Moltisanti ; G. M. Farinella ; R. E. Musumeci ; E. Foti and S. Battiato

Affiliation: University of Catania, Italy

ISBN: 978-989-758-089-5

Keyword(s): 3D Breakwaters Monitoring, RGB-D Cameras, Iterative Closest Point, Point Cloud Alignment

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications and Services ; Computer Vision, Visualization and Computer Graphics ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Human and Computer Interaction ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Image Formation and Preprocessing ; Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors

Abstract: Breakwaters are marine structures useful for the safe harbouring of ships and the protection of harbours from sedimentation and coasts from erosion. Breakwater monitoring is then a critical part of coastal engineering research, since it is crucial to know the state of a breakwater at any time in order to evaluate its health in terms of stability and plan restoration works. In this paper we present a novel breakwaters monitoring approach based on the analysis of 3D point clouds acquired with RGB-D cameras. The proposed method is able to estimate roto-translation movements of the Accropodes, building the armour layer of a breakwater, both under and above still water level, without any need of human interaction. We tested the proposed monitoring method with several laboratory experiments. The experiments consisted of the hitting of a scale model barrier by waves in a laboratory tank, aiming to asses the robustness of a particular configuration of the breakwater (that is, the arr angement of the Accropodes building the structure). During tests, several 3D depth maps of the barrier have been taken with a RGB-D camera. These point clouds, hence, have been processed to compute roto-translation movement, in order to monitor breakwater conditions and estimate its damage over time. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Moltisanti, D.; Farinella, G.; Musumeci, R.; Foti, E. and Battiato, S. (2015). Monitoring Accropodes Breakwaters using RGB-D Cameras.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-089-5, pages 76-83. DOI: 10.5220/0005297000760083

author={D. Moltisanti. and G. M. Farinella. and R. E. Musumeci. and E. Foti. and S. Battiato.},
title={Monitoring Accropodes Breakwaters using RGB-D Cameras},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},


JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - Monitoring Accropodes Breakwaters using RGB-D Cameras
SN - 978-989-758-089-5
AU - Moltisanti, D.
AU - Farinella, G.
AU - Musumeci, R.
AU - Foti, E.
AU - Battiato, S.
PY - 2015
SP - 76
EP - 83
DO - 10.5220/0005297000760083

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