Object tracking in a multi camera environment

Hassan, Waqas, Bangalore, Nagachetan, Birch, Philip, Young, Rupert and Chatwin, Chris (2011) Object tracking in a multi camera environment. In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA). IEEE International Conference, pp. 289-294. ISBN 9781457702419

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Tracking objects in multi camera environments is an important requirement for video surveillance applications. A new active particle filter based tracking technique is presented, where objects are tracked across different cameras using a reduced number of particles. In order to cope with sudden colour and scale changes, a variable standard deviation value for spreading the particles is proposed. As the object moves from one scene to another, the number of particles along with the spread value is increased to minimize any effect of scale and colour change. The technique has been tested on live feeds from two different cameras and with scenes from the PETS dataset. The results have been compared with standard particle filtering techniques. It was found that not only did the proposed method result in almost similar tracking results but there is a 70% reduction in computational cost. © 2011 IEEE.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Active particles; Colour change; Computational costs; Data sets; Multi-camera environments; Object Tracking; Particle Filtering; Standard deviation; Tracking objects; Tracking techniques; Video-surveillance applications
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5103.2 Wireless communication systems. Mobile communication systems
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5105.5 Computer networks > TK5105.55 Computer network protocols. Standards
Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 14:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39953
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