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Multiple cues fusion for object tracking with particle filter in infrared image
Author(s): Ting Jin; Fu-gen Zhou; Xiang-zhi Bai; Ken Chen
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Paper Abstract

Object tracking in infrared image sequences is a challenging research topic due to the extremely low signal to noise ratio of IR image. In this paper, a new tracking method based on multiple cues fusion particle filter framework is proposed. In order to make full use of the object appearance information, both the spatial distribution and the gray distribution of the object are considered in object modeling. Meanwhile, an affine transform model is used to estimate the motion of the object which is integrated in the tracking framework. Firstly, the motion information is used to represent the state of each particle. Secondly, each object is modeled by intensity template and gray histogram which are independent to each other. The weights of the particles are obtained through the similarity of each feature model. Finally, to overcome the problems relating to the changes in the object appearance, the object model is dynamically updated according to the tracking result using kernel density estimation. It uses the complementarities of the two features to improve the reliability in tracking task. The experimental results show that the fusion of multiple cues makes the tracking performance effective in infrared images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7383, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2009: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications, 73833W (5 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835715
Show Author Affiliations
Ting Jin, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Fu-gen Zhou, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Xiang-zhi Bai, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Ken Chen, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7383:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2009: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications
Jeffery Puschell; Hai-mei Gong; Yi Cai; Jin Lu; Jin-dong Fei, Editor(s)

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