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Design of tracking system based on mean-shift and Kalman filter
Author(s): Hao Zhang; Jingxin Hong; Wu Lin; Lin Li
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a set of real-time tracking system based on mean-shift and Kalman filter. The proposed system is composed of two major modules. The host computer adopts tracking algorithm combining mean-shift with Kalman filter to achieve the implementation of object tracking. The improvement of the proposed algorithm is that when the moving vessels are largely occluded, the Kalman filter is updated by velocity vector which is estimated according to target locations in the prior frames, and then the filter is exploited to implement tracking alone. The algorithm achieves good tracking effect. The lower computer is a set of motion control system, consisting of high-performance camera and numerical control PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom). It could manipulate PTZ to track motive object simultaneously according to the results from PC real-time tracking. Experimental results show that the system can implement marine moving object tracking with good real-time performance and robustness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7495, MIPPR 2009: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis, 74953D (30 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.832551
Show Author Affiliations
Hao Zhang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Jingxin Hong, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Wu Lin, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Lin Li, Xiamen Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7495:
MIPPR 2009: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis
Tianxu Zhang; Bruce Hirsch; Zhiguo Cao; Hanqing Lu, Editor(s)

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