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1 August 1990 Multiple target tracking using the Radon transform
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Proceedings Volume 1251, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics; (1990)
Event: Electronic Imaging: Advanced Devices and Systems, 1990, Santa Clara, CA, United States
A new approach to multiple target tracking is considered in this paper. We consider a frame of data to consist of target positions and intensities measured on a focal plane at a discrete sample time. By superimposing data points from multiple frames, an image plane is formed in which target tracks appear as digitized lines or curves. Our model for the target trajectories contains accelerations so the tracks appear as quadratic curves. We view these curves in the image plane as planes in a three-dimensional space by introducing a third variable as a function of one of the planar coordinates. The 3-D Radon transform of the intensity function is taken with respect to these specially defined planes. A curve detection algorithm based on the Radon transform domain is then developed. We present simulation results to show the performance of the algorithm and discuss implementation and future work.
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R. S. Bucy, T. C. Deng, and Simon Y. Kung "Multiple target tracking using the Radon transform", Proc. SPIE 1251, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics, (1 August 1990);


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