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Kernelized Lagrangian Particle Tracking

Abstract : In this article, we present a novel Lagrangian particle tracking method derived from the perspective of the tracking-by-detection paradigm that has been adopted by many vision tracking tasks. Under this paradigm, the particle tracking problem consists of first learning a function (the tracker) that maps the target particle's image projection backwardly to its possible position inferred from its precedent tracking information. The target particle's actual position is then detected by simply applying the learned function to particle images captured by cameras. We also propose to solve the function learning problem using kernel methods. The proposed method is therefore named Kernelized Lagrangian particle tracking (KLPT). The current state-of-art LPT approach Shake-The-Box (STB), despite equipping a highly efficient image matching and shakingbased optimization procedure, tends to be trapped by local minimum when dealing with datasets featuring complex flows or larger time separations. KLPT can overcome these optimization difficulties associated with significant prediction errors since it features a highly robust function learning procedure combined with an efficient linear optimization technique. We assessed our proposed KLPT against various STB implementations both on synthetic and real experimental datasets. For the synthetic dataset depicting a turbulent cylinder wake-flow at Re3900, we focused on studying the effects of particle density, time separation, and image noises. KLPT outperformed STB in all cases by tracking more particles and producing more accurate particle fields. This performance gain, compared to STB, is more prominent for the dataset with larger seeding density, time separa
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Contributor : Dominique Heitz <>
Submitted on : Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:43:28 PM
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Yin Yang, Dominique Heitz. Kernelized Lagrangian Particle Tracking. 2021. ⟨hal-03212696⟩



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