One of the main challenges in automatic target tracking applications is represented by the need of maintaining a low computational footprint, especially when dealing with real-time scenarios and limited resources of embedded environments. In this context, significant results can be obtained by using forward looking infrared sensors capable of providing distinctive features for targets of interest. In fact, due to their nature FLIR images lends itself to be used with extremely small footprint techniques based on the extraction of target intensity profiles. This work proposes a method for increasing the computational efficiency of template-based target tracking algorithms. In particular, the speed of the algorithm is improved by using a dynamic threshold that narrows the number of computations, thus reducing both execution time and resources usage. The proposed approach has been tested on several datasets and it has been compared to several target tracking techniques. Gathered results, both in terms of theoretical analysis and experimental data, showed that the proposed approach is able to achieve the same robustness of reference algorithms by reducing the number of operations needed and the processing time.
|Titolo:||Relevance-based template matching for tracking targets in FLIR imagery|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s140814106|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|