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dc.contributor.author Bachoo, AK
dc.contributor.author Le Roux, F
dc.contributor.author Nicolls, F
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-27T07:50:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-27T07:50:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation Bachoo, AK, Le Roux, F, and Nicolls, F. 2011. Optical tracker for the maritime environment. Proceedings of SPIE. Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX. Orlando, USA, 25-27 April 2011, pp 10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5181
dc.description Proceedings of SPIE. Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX. Orlando, USA, 25-27 April 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Optical (visual) tracking is an important research area in computer vision with a wide range of useful and critical applications in defence and industry. The tracking of targets that pose a threat or potential threat to a country's assets and resources is a critical component in defence and security. In order to complement radar sensing applications, an optical tracker provides additional functions such as target detection, target identification and intent detection at the visual level. A tracker for the maritime environment is an optical system that performs the automatic tracking of an above water target. Ideally, a track of the target is required for as long as is possible. Some examples of targets include boats, yachts, ships, jet-skis and aircraft. A number of factors mitigate the performance of such a system | change in target appearance, target occlusions, platform vibration and scintillation in the atmosphere are some common examples. We present the implementation of a first- generation system that is robust to platform vibration, target appearance changes and short-term occlusions. The optical tracker is developed using a particle filter and an appearance model that is updated online. The system achieves real-time tracking through the use of non-specialized computer hardware. Promising results are presented for a number of real-world videos captured during field trials. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow request;6806
dc.subject Visual tracking en_US
dc.subject Particle filter en_US
dc.subject Maritime surveillance en_US
dc.subject Optical tracking en_US
dc.subject Maritime environment en_US
dc.subject Signal processing en_US
dc.subject Sensor fusion en_US
dc.subject Target recognition en_US
dc.title An Optical tracker for the maritime environment en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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