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Video Detection, Tracking and Classification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0102CR124
Agency Tracking Number: 99ST1-004
Amount: $498,867.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
United States
DUNS: 038732173
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Allmen
 Principal Scientist
 (303) 791-3525
Business Contact
 Clara Conti
Title: CEO
Phone: (703) 654-9300
Research Institution
 Universtiy of Maryland
 Phillip Romig, Jr
Center for Automation Research
College Park, MD 20742
United States

 (301) 314-9115
 Nonprofit College or University

"In order to prevent, deter, and analyze suspicious behavior by individuals in public spaces, this project will develop a commercially viable system for tracking people in various environments using a single camera, or multiple cameras with overlappingfields of view. Single camera tracking of individuals requires algorithms for detecting people and then tracking them. The detection approach will make use of background scene models, skin tone detection, consistency of appearance, image motion and othervideo features. The tracking algorithm, building on the recent advances in particle filter tracking, will use a generic framework for simultaneous human tracking and verification. In order to track individuals using multiple cameras, the cameras must becalibrated relative to each other. In order to achieve this in a relatively automated, commercially-viable manner, corresponding point of a single moving object in each camera will be used to compute the relative calibration. In order to facilitatetracking of individuals through brief occlusions, and to identify tracked individuals as someone previously tracked, face verification will be incorporated into multiple-camera tracking. Two types of approaches will be used for face verfication: PrincipalComponents Analysis, a template-based approach, and Elastic Graph Matching, a feature-based approach."

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