Design and application of a low cost visual tracking system

M. G. Her, Mansour Karkoub, J. M. Chen

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This paper presents a high speed, real-time, low cost, and effective visual tracking system using two webcams. The tracking system integrates freeware programs and visual basic code to process images in order to accurately determine the target location. A computer manages the image processing through a tunable tracking rule to monitor and lock on the target quickly. A complex judge rule is used to scan for the target and the actual location is determined using simple trigonometric relationships. The capabilities of the tracking system are checked through several experiments and the results are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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