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A proposed technique for vehicle tracking, direction, and speed determination
Author(s): Paul S. Fisher; Cleopas O. Angaye; Howard P. Fisher
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Paper Abstract

A technique for recognition of vehicles in terms of direction, distance, and rate of change is presented. This represents very early work on this problem with significant hurdles still to be addressed. These are discussed in the paper. However, preliminary results also show promise for this technique for use in security and defense environments where the penetration of a perimeter is of concern. The material described herein indicates a process whereby the protection of a barrier could be augmented by computers and installed cameras assisting the individuals charged with this responsibility. The technique we employ is called Finite Inductive Sequences (FI) and is proposed as a means for eliminating data requiring storage and recognition where conventional mathematical models don’t eliminate enough and statistical models eliminate too much. FI is a simple idea and is based upon a symbol push-out technique that allows the order (inductive base) of the model to be set to an a priori value for all derived rules. The rules are obtained from exemplar data sets, and are derived by a technique called Factoring, yielding a table of rules called a Ruling. These rules can then be used in pattern recognition applications such as described in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2004
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5613, Military Remote Sensing, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.573122
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Paul S. Fisher, Winston-Salem State Univ. (United States)
Cleopas O. Angaye, Winston-Salem State Univ. (United States)
Howard P. Fisher, Fisher/Moore Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5613:
Military Remote Sensing
Gary W. Kamerman; David V. Willetts, Editor(s)

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