ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202310.1631.v1
Subject: Computer Science And Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Keywords: small object detection; remote sensing images; context information; multiscale feature fusion
Online: 26 October 2023 (03:42:19 CEST)
Detecting rotational objects in remote sensing imagery is a significant challenge. These images typically encompass a broad field of view, featuring diverse and intricate backgrounds, with ground objects of various sizes densely scattered. As a result, identifying objects of interest within these images is a daunting task. While the integration of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and Transformer networks leads to some advancements in rotational object detection, there is still room for improvement, particularly in enhancing the extraction and utilization of information related to smaller objects. To address this, our paper presents a multi-scale feature fusion module and a global feature context aggregation module. Initially, we fuse original, shallow, and deep features to reduce the loss of shallow feature information, thereby improving the detection performance of small objects in complex backgrounds. Subsequently, we compute the correlation of contextual information within feature maps to extract valuable insights. We name the newly proposed model the "Multiscale Feature Context Aggregation Module" (MFCA). We evaluate our proposed methodology on three challenging remote sensing datasets: DIOR-R, HRSC, and MAR20. Comprehensive experimental results show that our approach surpasses baseline models by 2.07\% mAP, 1.02\% mAP, and 1.98\% mAP on the DIOR-R, HRSC2016, and MAR20 datasets, respectively.
REVIEW | doi:10.20944/preprints202305.0300.v1
Subject: Chemistry And Materials Science, Biomaterials Keywords: Chitosan; Hydrogel; biomedical application; stimuli-responsive hydrogels; synthesis methods; characterization methods
Online: 5 May 2023 (04:50:52 CEST)
The prospective applications of chitosan-based hydrogels (CBHs), a category of biocompatible and biodegradable materials, in biomedical disciplines such as tissue engineering, wound healing, drug delivery, and biosensing have garnered great interest. The synthesis and characterization processes used to create CBHs play a significant role in determining their characteristics and effectiveness. The processing procedure could be tailored to obtain specific features like porosity, swelling, mechanical strength, degradation rate, and bioactivity, affecting the properties of CBHs to a great extent. Additionally, characterization methods aid in gaining access to the microstructures and properties of CBHs. Especially, this review provides a comprehensive assessment of the state-of-the-art with a focus on the affiliation between particular properties and application domains. The main obstacles and prospects for the future of CBH development for biomedical applications are also covered in the review.