Active contours and optical flow for automatic tracking of flying vehicles

Jincheol Ha, Christopher Alvino, Gallagher Pryor, Marc Niethammer, Eric Johnson, Allen Tannenbaum

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In this paper, we describe fast implementations of optical flow and geometric active contours to reliably track flying vehicles. Given the position of the vehicle at time t - 1, optical flow information is used to initially place an active contour in the basin of attraction of a region of interest in a given dynamical image at time t. For real-time tracking, fast convergence of the active contour as well as rapid computation of the optical flow are crucial. In this note, we will describe algorithms that make fast tracking possible in this framework using only standard computing platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Nov 29 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


OtherProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC)
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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