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Title: Quantitative analysis of the improvement in omnidirectional maritime surveillance and tracking due to real-time image enhancement
Authors: De Villiers, JP
Bachoo, AK
Nicolls, FC
Le Roux, FPJ
Keywords: Omnidirectional maritime surveillance
Radio detection
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7181
Abstract: Omnidirectional camera systems are used to supplement RADAR in tracking small craft close in to the ship in a maritime environment. They can simultaneously track multiple targets to provide a more complete situational awareness. Due to their wide field of view the targets may be only a few pixels each. The improvement in tracking small boats, after using real-time image enhancement techniques to mitigate the atmospheric blurring and loss of contrast, is evaluated for several common tracking techniques. A differential GPS and geo-alignment of the cameras is used to create a ground truth for objective comparison.
Description: Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS11), Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida, USA, 26-28 April 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5312
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