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Estimation of Multiple, Time-Varying Motions Using Time-Frequency Representations and Moving-Objects Segmentation

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2 Author(s)
Alexiadis, D.S. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki ; Sergiadis, G.D.

We extend existing spatiotemporal approaches to handle time-varying motions estimation of multiple objects. It is shown that multiple, time-varying motions estimation is equivalent to the instantaneous frequency estimation of superpoliteness FM sinusoids. Therefore, we apply established signal processing tools, such as time-frequency representations to show that for each time instant, the energy is concentrated along planes in the 3-D space: spatial frequencies - instantaneous frequency. Using fuzzy C-planes, we estimate indirectly the instantaneous velocities. Furthermore, adapting existing approaches to our problem, we attain the identification of the moving objects. The experimental results verify the effectiveness of our methodology.

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Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 6 )