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A Method for Analog Implementation of Centroid Tracking Algorithm in a Video Signal

Author(s): Payman Moallem | ‎Aliakbar Shaemi‎

Journal: Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering
ISSN 2008-1413

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Tracking Algorithms | Centroid Tracking | Analog Video Processing.

The main goal of a video tracking algorithm is finding the location of a predefined target in successive video frames. Centroid pointing is one of the most efficient methods in the target tracking. This method can be simply implemented by a digital video processing system that includes a video memory and a powerful digital processor. Usually, the cost and the complexity of the digital video processor is high and in some applications, using analog video processor that includes only electronic devices like OPAMP, diodes, transistors, resistors and capacitors has lower cost, more efficient and more reliable. Implementing of the centroid in an analog video processor is not as simple as digital one, therefore in this paper, we introduce a novel formulation of the centroid that can be implemented in an analog video processor. We simulate the proposed method by MatLab simulink and compare the results with the area-based tracking that is usually used in analog video processors. The simulation results show that the proposed method is more reliable and accurate.
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