The thickness of ice is the major factor affecting the rapid and safe cruise of icebreaking vessels. Unfortunately, measuring the ice thickness has been known to be a difficult task. An approach to measure the ice thickness by analyzing the video clips of ice breaking is introduced. From a series of still shots, the broken section of the ice is identified using image processing techniques such as conversion of color space, edge detection, boundary motion, and various digital smoothing filters. The algorithm developed is verified by comparing the results with measured data.
An Algorithm to Estimate the Thickness of Broken Arctic Ice Using an Image
Nam, Jong-Ho, Park, Inha, Lee, Ho-Jin, Seo, Young Gyo, and Kyungsik Choi. "An Algorithm to Estimate the Thickness of Broken Arctic Ice Using an Image." Paper presented at the SNAME 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice, Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2012. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ICETECH-2012-110
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