Detection And Tracking From Wide-Area Video Sources

Metron’s LandTracker software detects and tracks vehicles and dismounts within a wide-area imagery sensor footprint (e.g., 4km x 4km). Originally developed under Small Business Innovation Research funding and enhanced under subsequent DoD contracts, the overall capability has four technical components:

  1. Build 3D structure from motion using epipolar geometry-based methods;
  2. Perform fine-grain geo-registration using Fourier-based Rotation, Scale, and Translation (RST) methods;
  3. Extract foreground targets based on deviations from a statistical model of the background at the individual pixel level; and
  4. Associate contacts into tracks using a Markov-Bayes Particle Filter approach.