Automatic Object Tracking for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle using Real-Time Image Filtering and Correlation

@inproceedings{Marks1998AutomaticOT,
  title={Automatic Object Tracking for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle using Real-Time Image Filtering and Correlation},
  author={Richard Marks and Stephen M. Rock and Stanford and Michael J. Lee and Monterey Bay Aquarium},
  year={1998}
}
The focus of this research was automatic visual tracking of realistic underwater objects. Powerful real-time ltering and correlation hardware was used to generate fullimage range and velocity maps at frame rates. These maps were in turn processed to provide object centroid position and rate. The object tracking system was tested experimentally on an underwater robotic vehicle, and qualitative results were obtained. Using this tracking system, the vehicle successfully tracked several di erent… CONTINUE READING