Simultaneous Camera Orientation Estimation and Road Target Tracking
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Airborne surveillance systems equipped with a vision/infrared camera require good knowledge about the position and orientation of the camera for successful tracking of ground targets. In particular, this is essential when incorporating prior information, like road maps, that is expressed relative a global reference system. Usually, it is possible to obtain good positioning with inertial/satellite navigation systems, but estimating the orientation is generally more difficult. It might be possible to use SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) or image registration approaches to support the navigation system, but not always since such approaches require stable features in the images. In this paper the problem of simultaneous orientation error estimation and road target tracking is considered by assuming that the target is constrained to a known road network. A particle filter approach is proposed and it is shown that the result of this filter is close to the performance of the ideal case where the orientation error is perfectly known. However, the performance depends on how informative the road path is and in rare cases the orientation error is unobservable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. , 7 p.
LiTH-ISY-R, ISSN 1400-3902 ; 3048
Camera orientation, Estimation, Road target tracking
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76890ISBN: LiTH-ISY-R-3048OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76890DiVA: diva2:517396
FunderSecurity LinkSwedish Research Council