Particle filter vehicles tracking by fusing multiple features
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionIEEE Access. 2019, 7 133694-133706. 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2941365
Real-time and accurate vehicle tracking by Cameras and Surveillance can provide strong support for the acquisition and application of important traffic parameters, which is the basis of the traffic condition evaluation and the reasonable traffic command and dispatch. To deal with difficult problems of vehicle tracking research in a complex environments, such as occlusion, sudden illumination change, similar target interference and real-time tracking, measures are taken as follows. Firstly, the existing color local entropy particle filter tracking method is improved. The symmetry of information entropy is used to overcome the tracking failure caused by large-area occlusion. Secondly, the SIFT feature tracking method is improved to enhance real-time performance and robustness. Thirdly, two tracking methods were combined according to their characteristics, aiming at effectively improving the quasi-determination and real-time performance of vehicle tracking. Fourthly, Kalman filter was used to predict the motion state of vehicles. According to the SIFT characteristics and license plate information of vehicles, the exact position of the lost target vehicles is quickly located. It has been verified by experiments that our method has effectively improved the accuracy and real-time performance of vehicle tracking in complex situations.