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Robust Multiple Target Tracking

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
83229
Program Year/Program:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Robust Multiple Target Tracking
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0068
Award Amount: $749,828.00
 

Abstract:

ObjectVideo and University of Southern California propose to develop innovative algorithms for robust and efficient visual tracking. 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, and high scene clutter. We identify four main goals to ensure robust tracking: (i) accurate detection of targets, (ii) robust online tracking, (iii) persistent tracking of multiple targets across multiple frames, and (iv) tracking across multiple cameras. In Phase I, we developed algorithms for target detection based on the AdaBoost technique using different types of image features. We designed a collaborative multiple-kernel algorithm for robust online tracking as well as a multi-frame algorithm for data association. In Phase II, we will extend our approach to handle more complex and challenging environments, such as low frame-rate and noisy video. We will also develop algorithms to perform cross-camera tracking and to process high-resolution video. The product of this effort is a technology demonstration system that performs robust real-time multiple target tracking in challenging environments.

Principal Investigator:

Mun W. Lee
Principal Investigator
7036549300
mlee@objectvideo.com

Business Contact:

Paul Brewer
Founder, 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
3737 WATT WAY
PHE 204, MC-0273
LOS ANGELES, CA 90089
Contact: Ramakant Nevatia
Contact Phone: (213) 740-6427
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university