Chhabada, Sandeep Singh (2012) Heuristics for license plate localization and hardware implementation of Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system. BTech thesis.
The project “Heuristics for license plate localization and hardware implementation of Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system” deals with detection and recognition of license plate from a captured front view of any car. The work follows all the steps in an ALPR system like preprocessing, segmentation, and license plate identification, extraction of individual characters and finally recognition of each character to form a string to match with the registered License plate numbers. The main contribution in the work is to expedite the number plate isolation from a set of segmented candidates. It utilizes a set of heuristics typically transition from object to background and vice-versa, aspect ratio of the bounding boxes. This narrow down the number of candidates for further processing and further, we suggest a rank based identification of each character in the number plate. The process scheme along with the existing methodologies is integrated to develop the overall ALPR system. A set of standard images collected from internet as well as self-collected car images of staff vehicles are used for simulation. The experiments are conducted using OpenCV. For validation, a working ALPR hardware prototype is developed using AVR development board (ATmega32 microcontroller), GP2D120 distance measurement sensor (IR-sensor).Interfacing between PC and controller-board is done using serial port. The model works with an accuracy of 80%. The ALPR system has a further scope to improve the recognition speed using parallel processing of various sub-steps.
|Item Type:||Thesis (BTech)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||License Plate Detection, Character Segmentation, Character recogntion|
|Subjects:||Engineering and Technology > Computer and Information Science > Image Processing|
Engineering and Technology > Electronics and Communication Engineering > Image Processing
|Divisions:||Engineering and Technology > Department of Computer Science|
|Deposited By:||Sandeep Singh Chhabada|
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2012 14:40|
|Last Modified:||14 Jun 2012 16:25|
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