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Visual real-time detection, recognition and tracking of ground and airborne targets
Author(s): Levente Kovács; Csaba Benedek
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents methods and algorithms for real-time visual target detection, recognition and tracking, both in the case of ground-based objects (surveyed from a moving airborne imaging sensor) and flying targets (observed from a ground-based or vehicle mounted sensor). The methods are highly parallelized and partially implemented on GPU, with the goal of real-time speeds even in the case of multiple target observations. Real-time applicability is in focus. The methods use single camera observations, providing a passive and expendable alternative for expensive and/or active sensors. Use cases involve perimeter defense and surveillance situations, where passive detection and observation is a priority (e.g. aerial surveillance of a compound, detection of reconnaissance drones, etc.).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7873, Computational Imaging IX, 787311 (8 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872314
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Levente Kovács, Computer and Automation Research Institute (Hungary)
Csaba Benedek, Computer and Automation Research Institute (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7873:
Computational Imaging IX
Charles A. Bouman; Ilya Pollak; Patrick J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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