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Invariant fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation-based target tracking in FLIR sequences
Author(s): Chye-Hwa Loo; Mohammad S. Alam
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Paper Abstract

Presented in this paper is a fringe-adjusted joint transform correlator (FJTC) based invariant target tracking of forwar looking infra-red (FLIR) image sequences. The proposed FJTC based tracking approach employed a modified synthetic discriminant function (SDF) concept together with an efficient camera motion compensation technique to accommodate the problem of target signature variation due to in-plane/out-of-plane rotations, scale variations, noise, and bad frames. The proposed technique can track small objects comprising of only a few pixels and is capable of compensating the high ego-motion of the sensor. The robustness of the proposed technique is demonstrated with computer simulation performed on sequences of eal life FLIR imagery taken from an airborne moving platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2004
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5437, Optical Pattern Recognition XV, (12 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548061
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Chye-Hwa Loo, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
Mohammad S. Alam, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5437:
Optical Pattern Recognition XV
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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