Object Tracking System Using Approximate Median Filter, Kalman Filter and Dynamic Template Matching

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G. Mallikarjuna Rao 1,* Ch.Satyanarayana 2

1. Control Systems Laboratory, Research Centre Imarat, DRDO, Hyderabad, India

2. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada. Andhra Pradesh, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2014.05.09

Received: 20 Aug. 2013 / Revised: 4 Dec. 2013 / Accepted: 17 Jan. 2014 / Published: 8 Apr. 2014

Index Terms

Kalman Filter, Approximate Median Filter, Target tracking, Dynamic Template Matching


In this work, we dealt with the tracking of single object in a sequence of frames either from a live camera or a previously saved video. A moving object is detected frame-by-frame with high accuracy and efficiency using Median approximation technique. As soon as the object has been detected, the same is tracked by kalman filter estimation technique along with a more accurate Template Matching algorithm. The templates are dynamically generated for this purpose. This guarantees any change in object pose which does not be hindered from tracking procedure. The system is capable of handling entry and exit of an object. Such a tracking scheme is cost effective and it can be used as an automated video conferencing system and also has application as a surveillance tool. Several trials of the tracking show that the approach is correct and extremely fast, and it's a more robust performance throughout the experiments.

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G. Mallikarjuna Rao, Ch.Satyanarayana, "Object Tracking System Using Approximate Median Filter, Kalman Filter and Dynamic Template Matching", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.5, pp.83-89, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.05.09


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