A heteroassociative joint transform correlation (JTC) technique is proposed for recognizing and tracking multiple heteroassociative or dissimilar targets from gray-level image sequences by use of the concept of fringe-adjusted JTC and a multiple-target-detection algorithm. A fringe-adjusted JTC technique is used to ensure quantification of the similarities among several input images while it satisfies the equal-correlation-peak criterion. Tracking is accomplished by retrieval of the target motion information estimated from multiple consecutive image frames. An enhanced version of the fringe-adjusted filter is incorporated into the heteroassociative multiple-target-detection process to optimize the correlation performance. The feasibility of the proposed technique is tested by computer simulation with real infrared image data.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2003
Published: January 10, 2004
M. S. Alam, J. Khan, and A. Bal, "Heteroassociative multiple-target tracking by fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation," Appl. Opt. 43, 358-365 (2004)