Object Tracking using Modified Hexagonal Search Algorithm





Object tracking, Motion estimation, Block Matching, Hexagonal search algorithm, Object detection


Object tracking is one of the most important problems in computer vision, so many methods have been proposed to solve it. The principle of object tracking mainly relies on motion estimation to track the motion of objects. In motion estimation, a variety of algorithms based on block matching have been proposed in order to address diverse issues such as reducing the number of search points, computational complexity. Although existing methods for object tracking provide good results, most of them face performance issues related to computation time. In this work, we propose a modified hexagonal search algorithm (MHS) to improve computation time of estimated motion while preserving efficiency. The proposed algorithm proceeds in three steps. In the first step, a small hexagonal pattern is used to find the smaller motion vectors. In the second step, the large hexagonal pattern is used to determine the direction of motion. In the third step, the small hexagonal search pattern is used to find the final solution. The MHS algorithm is used within the object tracking system after performing the object detection step. To validate our proposal, we consider several video sequences. The experimental results show that MHS outperforms some related works.




How to Cite

Ghoul, K., Zaidi, S., & Laboudi, Z. (2024). Object Tracking using Modified Hexagonal Search Algorithm. Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Systems and New Applications, 2, 11–15. https://doi.org/10.58190/icisna.2024.82