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Wide area active collaborative tracking of waterborne vessels
Author(s): Amir Tamrakar; Sang-Hack Jung; Christopher Broaddus; Ajay Divakaran; Harpreet Sawhney
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Paper Abstract

We describe a real-time wide area surveillance system (WA-ACTV) for the automatic tracking of vessels using a network of PTZ cameras. The system is capable of optimally managing hundreds of PTZ cameras to simultaneously track a large numbers of vessels. The tracked vessels are fingerprinted using a scale-invariant part-based representation and subsequently used for reacquiring the tracks when the vessel comes back into view on a different sensor thus allowing the system to extend the tracking range over the wide area of surveillance. We have realized a small-scale version of the system and demonstrated it in an inland waterway as well as a small section of a sea port. The system operates in real-time at a frame rate of 15 Hz and is easily scalable to hundreds of PTZ cameras. The fingerprint-based reacquisition of targets has been evaluated to have a accuracy of 91%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7666, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX, 76662H (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850467
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Amir Tamrakar, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Sang-Hack Jung, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Christopher Broaddus, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Ajay Divakaran, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Harpreet Sawhney, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7666:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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