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Motion estimation on infrared image sequences
Author(s): Christophe Collet; Ronan Fablet
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Paper Abstract

Aerial surveillance is an issue of key importance for warship protection. In addition to radar systems, infrared surveillance sensors represent an interesting alternative for remote observation. In this paper, we work on images providing by such a system and we propose an original approach to the tracking of complex patterns in noisy infrared image sequences. We have paid particular attention to robustness with regards to perturbations likely to occur (noise, 'lining effects'. . .). Our method relies on robust parametric motion estimation and on an original Markovian regularization scheme allows to handle with the appearance and the disappearance of objects in the scene. Numerous experiments performed on outdoor infrared image sequences underline the efficiency of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3699, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V, (14 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352966
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Christophe Collet, Ecole Navale (France)
Ronan Fablet, Ecole Navale (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3699:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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