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A Study in Implementing Autonomous Video Surveillance Systems Based on Optical Flow Concept

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2007
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Autonomous video surveillance systems are usually built with several functional blocks such as motion detection, foreground and background separation, object tracking, depth estimation, feature extraction and behavioral analysis of tracked objects. Each of those blocks is usually designed with different techniques and algorithms, which may need significant computational and hardware resources. In this thesis we present a surveillance system based on an optical flow concept, as a main unit on which other functional blocks depend. Optical flow limitations, capabilities and possible problem solutions are discussed in this thesis. Moreover, performance evaluation of various methods in handling occlusions, rigid and non-rigid object classification, segmentation and tracking is provided for a variety of video sequences under different ambient conditions. Finally, processing time is measured with software that shows an optical flow hardware block can improve system performance and increase scalability while reducing the processing time by more than fifty percent.
Title: A Study in Implementing Autonomous Video Surveillance Systems Based on Optical Flow Concept.
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Name(s): Fonseca, Alvaro A.
Zhuang, Hanqi, Thesis advisor
Marques, Oge, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 116 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Autonomous video surveillance systems are usually built with several functional blocks such as motion detection, foreground and background separation, object tracking, depth estimation, feature extraction and behavioral analysis of tracked objects. Each of those blocks is usually designed with different techniques and algorithms, which may need significant computational and hardware resources. In this thesis we present a surveillance system based on an optical flow concept, as a main unit on which other functional blocks depend. Optical flow limitations, capabilities and possible problem solutions are discussed in this thesis. Moreover, performance evaluation of various methods in handling occlusions, rigid and non-rigid object classification, segmentation and tracking is provided for a variety of video sequences under different ambient conditions. Finally, processing time is measured with software that shows an optical flow hardware block can improve system performance and increase scalability while reducing the processing time by more than fifty percent.
Identifier: FA00012516 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Electronic surveillance
Optical pattern recognition
Computer vision
Optical flow--Image analysis
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