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Image and video based remote target localization and tracking on smartphones
Author(s): Qia Wang; Alex Lobzhanidze; Hyun Jang; Wenjun Zeng; Yi Shang; Jingyu Yang
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Paper Abstract

Smartphones are becoming popular nowadays not only because of its communication functionality but also, more importantly, its powerful sensing and computing capability. In this paper, we describe a novel and accurate image and video based remote target localization and tracking system using the Android smartphones, by leveraging its built-in sensors such as camera, digital compass, GPS, etc. Even though many other distance estimation or localization devices are available, our all-in-one, easy-to-use localization and tracking system on low cost and commodity smartphones is first of its kind. Furthermore, smartphones' exclusive user-friendly interface has been effectively taken advantage of by our system to facilitate low complexity and high accuracy. Our experimental results show that our system works accurately and efficiently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8396, Geospatial InfoFusion II, 83960O (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921374
Show Author Affiliations
Qia Wang, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Alex Lobzhanidze, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Hyun Jang, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Wenjun Zeng, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Yi Shang, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Jingyu Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


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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