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Tracking subpixel targets in domestic environments
Author(s): V. Govinda; J. F. Ralph; J. W. Spencer; J. Y. Goulermas; D. H Smith
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, closed circuit cameras have become a common feature of urban life. There are environments however where the movement of people needs to be monitored but high resolution imaging is not necessarily desirable: rooms where privacy is required and the occupants are not comfortable with the perceived intrusion. Examples might include domiciliary care environments, prisons and other secure facilities, and even large open plan offices. This paper discusses algorithms that allow activity within this type of sensitive environment to be monitored using data from low resolution cameras (ones where all objects of interest are sub-pixel and cannot be resolved) and other non-intrusive sensors. The algorithms are based on techniques originally developed for wide area reconnaissance and surveillance applications. Of particular importance is determining the minimum spatial resolution that is required to provide a specific level of coverage and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6236, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2006, 623603 (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665398
Show Author Affiliations
V. Govinda, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
J. F. Ralph, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
J. W. Spencer, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
J. Y. Goulermas, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
D. H Smith, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6236:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2006
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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