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Pedestrian tracking using thermal infrared imaging
Author(s): Emmanuel Goubet; Joseph Katz; Fatih Porikli
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an experimental study of the use of thermal infrared (8 - 12μm) imaging applied to the problem of pedestrian tracking. Generally it was found that infrared images enable better image segmentation, but their tracking performance with current algorithms is poorer. Simple fusion of both types of images has produced some improvement in the segmentation step of the tracking algorithms. In addition to the specific experimental results, this paper also provides a useful set of practical factors that need to be taken into account when using thermal infrared imaging for surveillance applications under real-world conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 62062C (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673132
Show Author Affiliations
Emmanuel Goubet, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Joseph Katz, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Fatih Porikli, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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