An integrated multi-target tracking system for interacting target scenarios

Hongwei Mao, Glen P. Abousleman, Jennie Si

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Abstract

In real-world target tracking scenarios, interactions among multiple moving targets can severely compromise the performance of the tracking system. Targets involved in interactions are typically closely-spaced and are often partially or entirely occluded by other objects. In these cases, valid target observations are unlikely to be available. To address this issue, we present an integrated multi-target tracking system. The data association method evaluates the overlap rates between newly detected objects (target observations) and already-tracked targets, and makes decisions pertaining to whether a target is interacting with other targets and whether it has a valid observation. Thus, the system is capable of recognizing target interactions and will reject invalid target observations. According to the association results, distinct strategies are adopted to update and manage the tracks of interacting versus well-isolated targets. Testing results on real-world airborne video sequences demonstrate the excellent performance of the proposed system for tracking targets with multiple target interactions. Moreover, the system operates in real time on an ordinary desktop computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAirborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications X
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2013
EventAirborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications X - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2013May 2 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8713
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherAirborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications X
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/1/135/2/13

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Keywords

  • Data association
  • Split and merged measurements
  • Target tracking
  • Track maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Mao, H., Abousleman, G. P., & Si, J. (2013). An integrated multi-target tracking system for interacting target scenarios. In Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications X [871314] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8713). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017661