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A novel RANSAC-based Kalman filter algorithm for object characterization and tracking
Author(s): Sumit Chakravarty; Chaoqun Dong; Boyu Wang; Madhushri Banerjee
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Paper Abstract

Advanced Kalman Filters has been used extensively in the domain of video based tracking of target objects. They can be viewed as an extension of Kalman Filtering principle. Instead of using object point mass as a tracker as used in the Kalman filter, alterations are made to incorporate advanced strategies. This is the typical formulation of the Kalman Enhanced Filter (KEF). Even though this allows the use of non-linearity for state prediction, it is constrained by its choice of the Kalman state transition function. Furthermore the KEF does not provide a methodology of selection of the distribution of the prior. The proper tuning of the above choices is critical for performance of the KEF. This work addresses these constraints of the KEF. It particularly targets two significant areas. Firstly it automates the state matrix generation process by fusing alternate tracking mechanism to the KEF. This novel technique is tested for tracking of real video sequence and its efficacy is quantified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9120, Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2014, 91200D (28 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2048692
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Sumit Chakravarty, New York Institute of Technology (China)
Chaoqun Dong, New York Institute of Technology (China)
Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Boyu Wang, Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Madhushri Banerjee, Georgia Gwinnett College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9120:
Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2014
Sos S. Agaian; Sabah A. Jassim; Eliza Yingzi Du, Editor(s)

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