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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10054
Agency Tracking Number: 091FH4009II
Amount: $999,999.99
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 091FH4
Solicitation Number: DTRT5709RSBIR1
Small Business Information
1600 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA, 02081-1001
DUNS: 125933916
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Bo Ling
 President & CEO
 (508) 660-0328
 bling@migmasys.com
Business Contact
 Bo Ling
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (508) 660-0328
Email: bling@migmasys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase I, we developed a new system for pedestrian detection, tracking and counting. In this system, both IR LED stereo camera and laser scanner were selected for use. We have demonstrated that our pedestrian counting system can count multiple pedestrians walking in a large group, maintain individual tracks even when some pedestrians walk in unpredictable patterns or leave the crosswalk prematurely. Although we are able to reachover 90% accuracy of multi-pedestrian counting in a realistic environment, in Phase II, we will further improve the system developed in Phase I. We will focus on the system performance issues in terms of near 100% counting accuracy. We will also improve the algorithm computation speed to meet the near real-time requirements. Our primary goal in Phase II is to develop one commercial product for the pedestrian counting at street intersection. There are a number of components in this product suite, including IR LED IP stereo camera, powerline networking, laser scanning device with network capability, software driver to interface with a third party traffic controller, NTCIP compliant remote data access software tools using media streaming, and new intersection performance measures.

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