Abstract

An adaptive method has been developed for the automatic tracking of objects from a sequence of digital television-image signals. The method is based on a combination of the segmentation and matched-filtering methods. Invariance to changes of the size, shape, and statistical characteristics of the object is achieved by regenerating the data of the reference array. Matched filtering is accomplished using a grey-scale image in the region of higher spatial frequencies from a binary mask of the reference array. Dynamic signal accumulation provides high noise immunity, and this makes it possible to track objects on a complex background with a small SNR.

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2004 (4)

A. Bal and M. S. Alam, "Automatic target tracking in FLIR image sequences," Proc. SPIE 5426, 30 (2004).

J. C. McBride, M. R. Stevens, R. S. Eaton, and M. Snorrason, "Adaptive infrared target detection," Proc. SPIE 5426, 305 (2004).

S. Sims, F. Richard, and A. Mahalanobis, "Performance evaluation of quadratic correlation filters for target detection, and description in infrared imagery," Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 43, 1705 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Topiwala and D. Casasent, "Correlation-based target detection for navy's SHARP sensor suite," Proc. SPIE 5426, 15 (2004).

1997 (1)

A. Mahalanobis and B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar, "Optimality of the maximum average correlation height filter for detection of target in noise," Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 36, 2642 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1994 (1)

Appl. Opt. (2)

Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) (2)

A. Mahalanobis and B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar, "Optimality of the maximum average correlation height filter for detection of target in noise," Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 36, 2642 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Sims, F. Richard, and A. Mahalanobis, "Performance evaluation of quadratic correlation filters for target detection, and description in infrared imagery," Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 43, 1705 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (3)

P. Topiwala and D. Casasent, "Correlation-based target detection for navy's SHARP sensor suite," Proc. SPIE 5426, 15 (2004).

A. Bal and M. S. Alam, "Automatic target tracking in FLIR image sequences," Proc. SPIE 5426, 30 (2004).

J. C. McBride, M. R. Stevens, R. S. Eaton, and M. Snorrason, "Adaptive infrared target detection," Proc. SPIE 5426, 305 (2004).

Other (5)

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D. A. Forsyth and J. Ponce, Computer Vision: A Modern Approach (Prentice Hall, New York, 2003; Williams, Moscow, 2004).

I. E. G. Richardson, H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression: Video Coding for Next Generation Multimedia (Wiley, Chichester, 2003; Tekhnosfera, Moscow, 2005).

L. Shapiro and G. Stockman, Computer Vision (Prentice Hall, New York, 2001; BINOM, Moscow, 2006).

V. T. Fissenko, V. I. Mojeiko, and V. N. Zelentsov, "Dynamic accumulation technique increases the underwater viewing distance," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Current Problems in Optical of Natural Waters, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2001, September, pp. 119-121.

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