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Bayesian multi-target tracking and sequential object recognition
Author(s): Walter Armbruster
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Paper Abstract

The paper considers the following problem: given a 3D model of a reference target and a sequence of images of a 3D scene, identify the object in the scene most likely to be the reference target and determine its current pose. Finding the best match in each frame independently of previous decisions is not optimal, since past information is ignored. Our solution concept uses a novel Bayesian framework for multi target tracking and object recognition to define and sequentially update the probability that the reference target is any one of the tracked objects. The approach is applied to problems of automatic lock-on and missile guidance using a laser radar seeker. Field trials have resulted in high target hit probabilities despite low resolution imagery and temporarily highly occluded targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6967, Automatic Target Recognition XVIII, 69670S (14 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776660
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Walter Armbruster, FGAN-FOM Research Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6967:
Automatic Target Recognition XVIII
Firooz A. Sadjadi; Abhijit Mahalanobis, Editor(s)

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