Real-Time Vehicle Tracking in Aerial Video Using Hyperspectral Features

Burak Uzkent, Matthew J. Hoffman, Anthony Vodacek; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2016, pp. 36-44

Abstract


Vehicle tracking from a moving aerial platform poses a number of unique challenges including the small number of pixels representing a vehicle, large camera motion, and parallax error. This paper considers a multi-modal sensor to design a real-time persistent aerial tracking system. Wide field of view (FOV) panchromatic imagery is used to remove global camera motion whereas narrow FOV hyperspectral image is used to detect the target of interest (TOI). Hyperspectral features provide distinctive information to reject objects with different reflectance characteristics from the TOI. This way the density of detected vehicles is reduced, which increases tracking consistency. Finally, we use a spatial data based classifier to remove spurious detections. With such framework, parallax effect in non-planar scenes is avoided. The proposed tracking system is evaluated in a dense, synthetic scene and outperforms other state-of-the-art traditional and aerial object trackers.

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@InProceedings{Uzkent_2016_CVPR_Workshops,
author = {Uzkent, Burak and Hoffman, Matthew J. and Vodacek, Anthony},
title = {Real-Time Vehicle Tracking in Aerial Video Using Hyperspectral Features},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2016}
}