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Robust Multiple Target Tracking

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
83229
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A074-007-0091
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ObjectVideo
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite # 210 Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Robust Multiple Target Tracking
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0065
Award Amount: $99,041.00
 

Abstract:

ObjectVideo and University of Southern California propose to develop innovative algorithms and demonstrate a framework for robust and efficient visual tracking using Adaboost-based target detection methods, kernel-based tracker, and robust method for multi-frame data-association. The key issues of multiple target tracking are: variations in target shape and appearance due to camera viewpoint and illumination condition, non-linear target motion, self and inter-occlusion, image noise and distortion, low image contrast, and high scene clutter. We identify three main technical objectives: (i) accurate detection of targets, (ii) robust online tracking, and (iii) persistent tracking of multiple targets across multiple frames. To achieve these objectives, first, we will develop algorithms for target detection based on the AdaBoost technique, boosted-tree multi-view classifier, and using edge-based features including edgelets and histogram-of-gradients. Second, we will design a collaborative multiple-kernel algorithm for robust online tracking. Third, we will design a multi-frame algorithm for data association for persistent tracking and error correction. These algorithms address different functional requirements of a tracking system in a coordinated framework to achieve improved and efficient overall performance. We will validate the developed algorithms with thorough performance evaluation and quantitative analysis under different environments and scenarios.

Principal Investigator:

Mun W. Lee
Research Scientist
7036549300
mlee@objectvideo.com

Business Contact:

Paul C. Brewer
VP, New Technology
7036549314
pbrewer@objectvideo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OBJECTVIDEO
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite # 290 Reston, VA 20191

EIN/Tax ID: 541969286
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
PHE 204, MC-0273
3737 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact: Ramakant Nevatia
Contact Phone: (213) 740-6427
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university