17 August 2000 Motion estimation on polarimetric IR data sequences
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This paper presents an algorithm to estimate motion vectors from Polarimetric IR data sequences. In the proposed algorithm, based on the I, P, and (psi) frames of a PIR sequence, motion estimation is formulated as a problem of obtaining the Maximum A Posteriori in the Markov Random Field (MAP-MRF). An optimization method based on the Mean Field Theory (MFT) is chosen to carry out the MAP search. The estimation of motion vectors is modeled by two MRF's, namely, motion vector field and unpredictable field. A truncation function is employed to handle the discontinuity between motion vectors on neighboring sites. In this algorithm, a 'double threshold' step is first applied to partition the sites into three regions, whereby the ensuing MFT-based step for each MRF is performed on one or two of the three regions. With this algorithm, no significant difference exists between the block-based and pixel-based MAP searches any more. Consequently, a good compromise between precision and efficiency can be obtained with ease.
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Jie Wei, Izidor Gertner, Firooz A. Sadjadi, "Motion estimation on polarimetric IR data sequences", Proc. SPIE 4050, Automatic Target Recognition X, (17 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395584; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395584
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