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Research on infrared target tracking adaptively based on second-order differential and template matching
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Paper Abstract

The target is moving and changing in infrared image sequences captured from the airborne platform infrared imaging system. To adaptively track the infrared target which changes from small target to surface target, an algorithm based on Second-Order Differential (SOD) and improved Template Matching (TM) tracking algorithm was proposed. The SOD filter makes full use of the brightness of the infrared dim and small target, the gradient and distance information of neighborhood pixels used for spatial domain filter. The TM makes full use of infrared brightness, ambient background and dimension information to complete the tracking. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can convert adaptively with infrared target’s size changing information, so tracking stability of infrared target under the ground clutter background is achieved. The tracking accuracy and tracking speed are also better than traditional algorithms. The proposed algorithm can be well applied to airborne platform warning on the ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10157, Infrared Technology and Applications, and Robot Sensing and Advanced Control, 1015737 (1 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2247335
Show Author Affiliations
Dong Zhao, Xidian Univ. (China)
Huixin Zhou, Xidian Univ. (China)
Hanlin Qin, Xidian Univ. (China)
Shenghui Rong, Xidian Univ. (China)
Kun Qian, Xidian Univ. (China)
Kuanhong Cheng, Xidian Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10157:
Infrared Technology and Applications, and Robot Sensing and Advanced Control

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