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Acquisition and registration of aerial video imagery of urban traffic
Author(s): Rohan C. Loveland; Edward Rosten
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Paper Abstract

The amount of information available about urban traffic from aerial video imagery is extremely high. Here we discuss the collection of such video imagery from a helicopter platform with a low-cost sensor, and the post-processing used to correct radial distortion in the data and register it. The radial distortion correction is accomplished using a Harris model. The registration is implemented in a two-step process, using a globally applied polyprojective correction model followed by a fine scale local displacement field adjustment. The resulting cleaned-up data is sufficiently well-registered to allow subsequent straight-forward vehicle tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7073, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXI, 70731N (15 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796785
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Rohan C. Loveland, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Edward Rosten, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7073:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXI
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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