7 August 2002 OmniSense: visually enhanced tracking system
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Proceedings Volume 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV; (2002); doi: 10.1117/12.448380
Event: AeroSense 2002, 2002, Orlando, FL, United States
Remote, automated, day/night detection, classification, and tracking of personnel and vehicles is vital to a wide variety of security, law enforcement, and military applications. A practical system must consider cost, power, size, and operational limitations. Video tracking offers the ultimate in definitive identification and tracking capabilities, but also maximizes cost and power consumption. 360 degree views from a single infrared camera maximize the ability to monitor and track targets in a wide area. Other technologies using acoustic, seismic, and magnetic sensing can be used to extend the range or resolution of the system as well as preserving power by performing initial detection of targets to trigger video sensors. A variety of detection, fusion, and tracking algorithms can be applied to monitor targets around these sensors and across a wide area using multiple sensors.
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Russell Thomas, Richard Porter, "OmniSense: visually enhanced tracking system", Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.448380; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448380


Target detection

Detection and tracking algorithms

Feature extraction

Video surveillance


Optical tracking


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