Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Research Groups

The video evaluation systems department is divided into three research groups, which are briefly presented below.


Video-assisted Security and Assistance Systems


In the group of Video-assisted Security and Assistance Systems, the focus is on the development of real-time video image evaluation in the context of distributed sensor systems. The focus here is the provision of detection and tracking mechanisms, with the help of which objects can be recognized and tracked in the image area and in the 3-D scene area.


Image based reconnaissance


In the research group image based reconnaissance, automatic evaluation methods for images and image sequences are developed in the context of geo-information. The methods serve the discovery, recognition, identification and analysis of the depicted objects and scenarios. Here, methods of image processing are employed: e.g. Super-resolution, change detection, object tracking, pattern recognition, classification, deep learning / CNNs, geo-registration. The sensor system under consideration ranges from IR and video sensors via WAMI (Wide Area Motion Imagery) to SAR image sequences. Application areas are airborne and maritime applications for video analysis. For the application of these methods, the video evaluation system ABUL is developed in the department.

Group management: Dipl.-Inform. Norbert Heinze