2015 IEEE Conference on Image Processing
The challenges existing for current intensity-based histogram feature tracking methods in wide area motion imagery include object structural information distortions and background variations, such as different pavement or ground types. All of these challenges need to be met in order to have a robust object tracker, while attaining to be computed at an appropriate speed for real-time processing. To achieve this we propose a novel method, Directional Ringlet Intensity Feature Transform (DRIFT), that employs Kirsch kernel filtering and Gaussian ringlet feature mapping. We evaluated the DRIFT on two challenging datasets, namely Columbus Large Image Format (CLIF) and Large Area Image Recorder (LAIR), to evaluate its robustness and efficiency. Experimental results show that the proposed approach yields the highest accuracy compared to state-of-the-art object tracking methods.
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Place of Publication
Quebec City, Canada
Krieger, Evan; Sidike, Paheding; Aspiras, Theus H.; and Asari, Vijayan K., "Directional Ringlet Intensity Feature Transform for Tracking" (2015). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 375.