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A Multi-Pedestrian Counting System Using Fusion of Stereo Camera and Laser…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90022
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-09-C-10048
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Migma Systems Inc.
1600 Providence Highway Walpole, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Multi-Pedestrian Counting System Using Fusion of Stereo Camera and Laser Scanner
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-09-C-10048
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Automated vehicle counting technology has been in use for many years, but developments in automated pedestrian counting technology have been limited.  Pedestrians are more difficult to detect, track and count, than motor vehicles because their paths are much less constrained.  In Phae I, we propose to develop a new system for pedestrian detection, tracking and counting.  In this system, both IR LED stereo camera and laser scanner are selected for use.  Although the stereo camera is excellent in detecting pedestrians through 3D human body concave feature extracted from the disparity map, it is less effective in separating pedestrians walking in a group.  To overcome this problem, we propose to use a high resolution laser scanner and develop a set of transformations to map the pedestrian coordinates onto the disparity map in the camera coordinate system.  In our system, each pedestrian will be assigned with a unique track, which will be estimated using both feature matching and kinematic motion.  A new data association method is proposed, which is effective for extremely small size of samples common in pedestrian tracking applications at street intersections.  Our system can be deployed at any street intersection for reliable pedestrian detection, tracking and counting.

Principal Investigator:

Bo Ling
President & CEO
5086600328
bling@migmasys.com

Business Contact:

Bo Ling
President & CEO
5086600328
bling@migmasys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Migma Systems Inc.
1600 Providence Highway Walpole, MA 02081

EIN/Tax ID: 460488542
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No