#154: Interactive tracking for persistent wide-area surveillance

I. Ersoy, K. Palaniappan, G. Seetharaman, and R. Rao

Proc. SPIE Conf. Geospatial InfoFusion II (Defense, Security and Sensing: Sensor Data and Information Exploitation), Volume 8396, 2012

wami, tracking, fmv, features, motion, fusion, dod

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Persistent aerial surveillance is an emerging technology that can provide continuous, wide-area coverage from an aircraft-based multiple-camera system. Tracking targets in these data sets is challenging for vision algorithms due to large data (several terabytes), very low frame rate, changing viewpoint, strong parallax and other imperfections due to registration and projection. Providing an interactive system for automated target tracking also has additional challenges that require online algorithms that are seamlessly integrated with interactive visualization tools to assist the user. We developed an algorithm that overcomes these challenges and demonstrated it on data obtained from a wide-area imaging platform.