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Title: Enhanced target detection in CCTV network system using colour constancy
Author: Soori, Umair
ISNI:       0000 0004 5915 6544
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2014
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The focus of this research is to study how targets can be more faithfully detected in a multi-camera CCTV network system using spectral feature for the detection. The objective of the work is to develop colour constancy (CC) methodology to help maintain the spectral feature of the scene into a constant stable state irrespective of variable illuminations and camera calibration issues. Unlike previous work in the field of target detection, two versions of CC algorithms have been developed during the course of this work which are capable to maintain colour constancy for every image pixel in the scene: 1) a method termed as Enhanced Luminance Reflectance CC (ELRCC) which consists of a pixel-wise sigmoid function for an adaptive dynamic range compression, 2) Enhanced Target Detection and Recognition Colour Constancy (ETDCC) algorithm which employs a bidirectional pixel-wise non-linear transfer PWNLTF function, a centre-surround luminance enhancement and a Grey Edge white balancing routine. The effectiveness of target detections for all developed CC algorithms have been validated using multi-camera ‘Imagery Library for Intelligent Detection Systems’ (iLIDS), ‘Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance’ (PETS) and ‘Ground Truth Colour Chart’ (GTCC) datasets. It is shown that the developed CC algorithms have enhanced target detection efficiency by over 175% compared with that without CC enhancement. The contribution of this research has been one journal paper published in the Optical Engineering together with 3 conference papers in the subject of research.
Supervisor: Yuen, Peter Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: CCTV Surveillance ; Colour constancy