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    Vehicle detection and motion analysis in low-altitude airborne video under urban environment

    Cao, X. and Wu, C. and Lan, J. and Yan, P. and Li, Xuelong (2011) Vehicle detection and motion analysis in low-altitude airborne video under urban environment. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 21 (10), pp. 1522-1533. ISSN 1051-8215.

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    Visual surveillance from low-altitude airborne platforms plays a key role in urban traffic surveillance. Moving vehicle detection and motion analysis are very important for such a system. However, illumination variance, scene complexity, and platform motion make the tasks very challenging. In addition, the used algorithms have to be computationally efficient in order to be used on a real-time platform. To deal with these problems, a new framework for vehicle detection and motion analysis from low-altitude airborne videos is proposed. Our paper has two major contributions. First, to speed up feature extraction and to retain additional global features in different scales for higher classification accuracy, a boosting light and pyramid sampling histogram of oriented gradients feature extraction method is proposed. Second, to efficiently correlate vehicles across different frames for vehicle motion trajectories computation, a spatio-temporal appearance-related similarity measure is proposed. Compared to other representative existing methods, our experimental results showed that the proposed method is able to achieve better performance with higher detection rate, lower false positive rate, and faster detection speed.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 10:58
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:33


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