Mean Shift Based Object Tracking Supported with Adaptive Kalman Filter

Turhan M. M. , HANBAY D.

23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Malatya, Türkiye, 16 - 19 Mayıs 2015, ss.2670-2673 identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/siu.2015.7130438
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Malatya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2670-2673


In this paper, mean shift algorithm and adaptive Kalman filter have been both utilized to realize object tracking in video sequences. Mean shift algorithm cannot give good results when the position of the tracked object is changed rapidly between sequential frames or the tracked object is occluded. In this paper, the first position of the tracked object is predicted by Kalman filter then mean shift algorithm starts to seek the object in this position. Bhattacharyya coefficient which is obtained from mean shift algorithm, is used to instantly update Kalman filters error covariance matrix and determine whether object is occluded or not. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method has been more efficient technique as compared to standard mean shift algorithm in case of occlusion and fast object tracking.