Analysis of Image Sequences for the Detection and Monitoring of Moving Traffic

Analyse von Bildsequenzen zur Detektion und Überwachung von fließendem Verkehr

Authors: Butenuth, Matthias; Reinartz, Peter; Lenhart, Dominik; Rosenbaum, Dominik; Hinz, Stefan

Source: Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation, Volume 2009, Number 5, November 2009 , pp. 421-430(10)

Publisher: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung

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This paper focuses on the detection and tracking of vehicles from airborne image sequences to monitor moving traffic. Two different systems are described: the first one is a near real-time tracking algorithm based on normalized cross correlation. The second approach includes model knowledge about driver behavior, traffic dynamics and context to exploit svelocity and trajectory evaluation. The shown results and derived quality measures demonstrate the performance of the proposed systems, in particular the contribution of the traffic model knowledge enhances the correctness of the tracking results. Finally, concluding remarks are given to point out further research.

Dieser Artikel zielt auf das Erkennen und Verfolgen von Fahrzeugen aus luftgetragenen Bildsequenzen zur Überwachung von fließendem Verkehr. Zwei unterschiedliche Systeme werden beschrieben: Das Erste ist ein echtzeitnahes Tracking-Verfahren, welches auf der normalisierten Kreuzkorrelation basiert. Das zweite Verfahren bindet Modellwissen über Fahrerverhalten, Verkehrsdynamiken und Kontext ein, um Geschwindigkeitsund Trajektorienbewertungen auszunutzen. Die Ergebnisse und die abgeleiteten Qualitätsmaße zeigen die Leistungsfähigkeit der Systeme, insbesondere der Beitrag des Verkehrsmodellwissens erhöht die Korrektheit der Trackingergebnisse. Abschließend wird ein Ausblick auf zukünftige Forschungen gegeben.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: November 1, 2009

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