A high-speed image registration algorithm which determines the frame-to-frame translational motion in the image sequence is presented. Instead of the exhaustive search block-matching algorithms, we develop here a hybrid search method based on a modified genetic algorithm combined with the SSDA concept and an effective correlation image tracker implemented by software is archived. Experimental results of the tracker using some IR image data are given.
"Real-time image registration based on genetic algorithms", Proc. SPIE 2661, Real-Time Imaging, (5 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234650; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.234650