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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,999.99
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DTRT57-11-C-10054
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-11-C-10054
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
091-FH4
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1600 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA, 02081-1001
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125933916
Principal Investigator:
Bo Ling
President & CEO
(508) 660-0328
bling@migmasys.com
Business Contact:
Bo Ling
President & CEO
(508) 660-0328
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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