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Interactive target tracking for persistent wide-area surveillance
Author(s): Ilker Ersoy; Kannappan Palaniappan; Guna S. Seetharaman; Raghuveer M. Rao
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Paper Abstract

Persistent aerial surveillance is an emerging technology that can provide continuous, wide-area coverage from an aircraft-based multiple-camera system. Tracking targets in these data sets is challenging for vision algorithms due to large data (several terabytes), very low frame rate, changing viewpoint, strong parallax and other imperfections due to registration and projection. Providing an interactive system for automated target tracking also has additional challenges that require online algorithms that are seamlessly integrated with interactive visualization tools to assist the user. We developed an algorithm that overcomes these challenges and demonstrated it on data obtained from a wide-area imaging platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8396, Geospatial InfoFusion II, 839606 (22 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920815
Show Author Affiliations
Ilker Ersoy, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Kannappan Palaniappan, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Guna S. Seetharaman, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Raghuveer M. Rao, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8396:
Geospatial InfoFusion II
Matthew F. Pellechia; Richard J. Sorensen; Shiloh L. Dockstader; Kannappan Palaniappan; Xuan Liu, Editor(s)

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