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Specialized processor for 3D real-time tracking of moving objects using the knowledge of their chromatic components
Author(s): Joan Batlle; Rafael Garcia; Josep Forest
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Paper Abstract

Tracking in real-time is a complex problem handled by researchers in may different manners. In a general way, a tracking system can be organized in some pipelined modules: the first one provides sensorial capabilities using some different technologies such as radar, ultrasonic, IR or CCD cameras, etc. The second one works as a pre-processing device, usually in real time, and supplies filtered information. The third step usually deals with algorithms, supplying information to the last and most important phase: scene understanding and taking decisions. This paper describes a whole computer vision system for tracking moving objects in real-time. First, a high-speed image processing hardware for computing 2D positions is presented. This hardware is the basic sensor of a higher-level system where the integration of several views of the scene allows the computation of 3D positions. Then, the mathematical formulation to solve the trinocular problem is pointed out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3365, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII, (30 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317516
Show Author Affiliations
Joan Batlle, Univ. of Girona (Spain)
Rafael Garcia, Univ. of Girona (Spain)
Josep Forest, Univ. of Girona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3365:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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