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Implementation of Hybrid Model of Particle Filter and Kalman Filter based Real-Time Tracking for handling Occlusion on Beagleboard-xM

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 95 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2014
Jharna Majumdar
Parashar Dhakal
Nabin Sharma Rijal
Amar Mani Aryal
Nilesh Kumar Mishra

Jharna Majumdar, Parashar Dhakal, Nabin Sharma Rijal, Amar Mani Aryal and Nilesh Kumar Mishra. Article: Implementation of Hybrid Model of Particle Filter and Kalman Filter based Real-Time Tracking for handling Occlusion on Beagleboard-xM. International Journal of Computer Applications 95(7):31-37, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Jharna Majumdar and Parashar Dhakal and Nabin Sharma Rijal and Amar Mani Aryal and Nilesh Kumar Mishra},
	title = {Article: Implementation of Hybrid Model of Particle Filter and Kalman Filter based Real-Time Tracking for handling Occlusion on Beagleboard-xM},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {95},
	number = {7},
	pages = {31-37},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Particle filter is considered as one of the most robust and accurate techniques in object tracking because of its capability to handle non-linear and non-Gaussian problems. However this technique fails whenever the tracked object is occluded by other objects. In order to solve this problem, in this paper, we have proposed a computer vision based target tracking algorithm that combines both particle filter and Kalman filter. When the target is visible, particle filter is used for tracking the target but whenever there is occlusion, Kalman filter is used to predict and estimate the state of the occluded target. Hence, the proposed algorithm provides accurate results during both visible and occluded conditions. In order to verify the validity and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, implementation on BeagleBoard-xM, an ARM based embedded platform, has been done. Integration of tracking algorithm on embedded platform paves the way for many real world applications like automated surveillance, human computer interaction, robotics, traffic monitoring etc.


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