Force Protection Surveillance System: Algorithm and Performance

Report No. ARL-TR-5322a
Authors: Alex Lipchen Chan
Date/Pages: September 2010; 36 pages
Abstract: The Force Protection Surveillance System (FPSS) was developed to address the increasing needs of physical security at critical facilities. Central to the FPSS is a robust target tracking algorithm that consists of background modeling, target detection, and target tracking modules. In this report, a detailed algorithmic description is provided for each of these modules, which is supplemented with the corresponding flowcharts in the appendix. An initial assessment on the performance of FPSS was carried out using a large and realistic dataset that contains 53 pairs of concurrent color-infrared image sequences. The results of this assessment are analyzed and presented in this report, which show excellent detection rates and acceptable false-alarm rates for this challenging dataset.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2010