Smartphones are becoming popular nowadays not only because of its communication functionality but also, more
importantly, its powerful sensing and computing capability. In this paper, we describe a novel and accurate image and
video based remote target localization and tracking system using the Android smartphones, by leveraging its built-in
sensors such as camera, digital compass, GPS, etc. Even though many other distance estimation or localization devices
are available, our all-in-one, easy-to-use localization and tracking system on low cost and commodity smartphones is
first of its kind. Furthermore, smartphones' exclusive user-friendly interface has been effectively taken advantage of by
our system to facilitate low complexity and high accuracy. Our experimental results show that our system works
accurately and efficiently.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Qia Wang ; Alex Lobzhanidze ; Hyun Jang ; Wenjun Zeng ; Yi Shang, et al.
"Image and video based remote target localization and tracking on smartphones", Proc. SPIE 8396, Geospatial InfoFusion II, 83960O (May 1, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.921374; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.921374