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Hue-saturation-value feature analysis for robust ground moving target tracking in color aerial video
Author(s): Virgil E. Zetterlind III; Stephen M. Matechik
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Paper Abstract

Ground moving target tracking in aerial video presents a difficult algorithmic challenge due to sensor platform motion, non-uniform scene illumination, and other extended operating conditions. Theoretically, trackers which operate on color video should have improved performance vs. monochromatic trackers by leveraging the additional intensity channels. In this work, ground moving targets in color video are characterized in the Hue-Saturation-Value (HSV) color space. Using segmented real aerial video, HSV statistics are measured for multiple vehicle and background types and evaluated for separability and invariance to illumination change, obscuration, and aspect change. HSV statistics are then calculated for moving targets from the same video segmented with existing color tracking algorithms to determine HSV feature robustness to noisy segmentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6235, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XV, 62351E (17 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666728
Show Author Affiliations
Virgil E. Zetterlind III, The MITRE Corp. (United States)
Stephen M. Matechik, The MITRE Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6235:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XV
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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