Multiple Object Tracking Moving Target Indicator
Technest Holdings, Inc.
Technest Holdings, Inc. is developing a real-time, multiple target
tracking Moving Target Indicator (MTI) algorithm to be used in video
surveillance systems deployed on with unmanned aerial systems. The
system, called SmartMTI will be able to detect, extract and track the
locations and movement history of multiple targets in real time within
any image data.
Technest's SmartMTI will enable to monitor random air vehicle motion
mitigation and tracking of an unlimited number of targets; with accurate
target location, while maintaining low false alarm rate.
SmartMTI uses a variety of mathematical models in a unique design that
considers the 'state' of each object, implementing motion detection and
target tracking methods to improve tracking reliability. TechNest
launched the program after successfully testing the method in empirical
Phase-I concept study, which demonstrated proof-of-concept design. On
October 18 2006 the
company announced US Army is funding the continued exploration and evaluation of the
commercialization potential of SmartMTI algorithms with US$730,000,
which will support the program through September 2008.