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Displacement field estimation using a coupled Gauss-Markov model
Author(s): James C. Brailean; Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we develop a model-based algorithm for obtaining the maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimate of the displacement vector field (DVF) from two consecutive image frames of an image sequence. To model the DVF, we develop a nonstationary vector field model called the Vector Coupled Gauss-Markov (VCGM) model. The VCGM model is well suited for estimating the DVF, since the resulting estimates preserve the boundaries between the moving and stationary areas in an image sequence. Thus, the model-based MAP estimator that we develop has the ability to adapt to the discontinuities of the DVF. Experiments with a typical video-conferencing sequence demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed algorithm with respect to prediction error and robustness to occlusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1778, Imaging Technologies and Applications, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130976
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James C. Brailean, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1778:
Imaging Technologies and Applications

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