The effect of colour space on tracking robustness

P., Sebastian and V.V., Yap and R., Comley (2008) The effect of colour space on tracking robustness. In: 2008 3rd IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2008, 3 June 2008 through 5 June 2008, Singapore.

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This paper studies the effect of colour space on the performance of tracking algorithms. The colour spaces that were investigated were grayscale, RGB, YCbCr and HSV. The performance of a normalised cross correlation tracking algorithm was measured to determine robustness and accuracy in the different colour spaces. Track Detection Rate (TDR) and Object Tracking Standard Deviation (OTStd) were used to provide quantitative measures of tracking performance. The combined results indicate that the colour spaces of YCbCr and HSV give more accurate and more robust tracking results compared to grayscale and RGB images. The results also show that the information stored in the chrominance layers of CbCr in the YCbCr colour space and chromaticity layers HS in the HSV colour space, were sufficient for robust tracking. The TDR results range from 93.7% to 97.1% for grayscale and RGB, and 98% to 100% for the YCbCr and HSV colour spaces respectively. A similar trend in the OTStd was observed with a range of 17.0 pixels to 23.9 pixels for grayscale and RGB, and 7.56 pixels to 20.5 pixels for YCbCr and HSV. ©2008 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Color; Electronics industry; Industrial electronics; Pixels; Standards; Colour spaces; Cross correlations; Gray scaling; HSV colour space; Object Tracking; Quantitative measures; RGB imaging; Robust tracking; Standard deviation; Track detection; Tracking algorithms; Tracking performances; Optical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Patrick Sebastian
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010 01:20
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:26

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