ADAPTIVE EDGE-ENHANCED CORRELATION BASED
ROBUST AND REAL-TIME VISUAL TRACKING FRAMEWORK
AND ITS DEPLOYMENT IN MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS
Submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering,
Military College of Signals, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Chairman of the Guidance & Examination
An adaptive edge-enhanced correlation based robust and real-time visual tracking framework, and two machine vision systems based on the framework are proposed. The visual tracking algorithm can trackany object of interest in a video acquired from a stationary or moving camera. It can handle the real-world problems, such as noise, clutter, occlusion, uneven illumination, varying appearance, orientation, scale, and velocity of the maneuvering object, and object fading and obscuration in low contrast video at various zoom levels. The proposed machine vision systems are an active camera tracking system and a vision based system for a UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) to handle a road intersection.
handled by looking for the object only in a dynamically resizable search window, in which the likelihood of the presence of the object is high. The search window is created using the prediction and the prediction error of a Kalman filter. The effect of the long-term neighboring clutter is reduced by weighting the template pixels using a 2D Gaussian weighting window withadaptive standard deviation parameters. The
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