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System architectures for infrared pedestrian tracking.

Walczyk, Robert; Balazs, Alexander; Armitage, Alistair; Binnie, David


Robert Walczyk

Alexander Balazs

Alistair Armitage

David Binnie


This paper describes an FPGA-based implementation of a real-time pedestrian detection and tracking system for infrared (IR) video streams. The system includes hardware accelerators for adaptive background subtraction, morphological filtering and connected component labelling (pedestrian detection). Extracted features are provided to an embedded processor core for tracking analysis. The hardware/software co-design is discussed. The implementation is based on the XUP V2P (XC2VP30 FPGA) development board and uses the proprietary embedded design kit. The implementation features a reduced bandwidth scheme, hence the total memory requirement can be handled by the embedded memory blocks of a single FPGA chip.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 22nd IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference
Start Date Jun 1, 2011
End Date Jun 1, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2011
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2011
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Pedestrian detection and tracking; infr-red video stream; FPGA; embedded memory blocks;
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Contract Date Sep 14, 2011


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