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Polynomial fitting adaptive Kalman filter tracking and choice of correlation coefficient
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Paper Abstract

Kalman filters have been used as a robust method for object location prediction in various tracking algorithms for nearly a decade. More recently, adaptive and extended Kalman filters have been employed, making predictions even more reliable. The presented addition to this trend is the employment of a polynomial fit to the history of object locations, using the adaptive Kalman filter framework. This allows the linear state model of the adaptive Kalman filter to predict non-linear motion, making tracking more robust. This modified filter will be used in conjunction with the Mean Shift algorithm as the measurement step. Another important consideration when using a Kalman filter in this manner will be which correlation coefficient is used. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient is shown to provide more robust tracking when compared to the Bhattacharyya coefficient when objects have either low resolution or are unresolved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950R (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919717
Show Author Affiliations
Kyle Ausfeld, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Zoran Ninkov, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Paul P. K. Lee, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems (United States)
J. Daniel Newman, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems (United States)
Gregory Gosian, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8395:
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI
William E. Thompson; Paul F. McManamon, Editor(s)

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