Multipath Based Correlation Filter for Visual Object Tracking

  • Himadri Sekhar BhuniaEmail author
  • Alok Kanti DebEmail author
  • Jayanta MukhopadhyayEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11942)


This paper presents a new correlation filter based visual object tracking method to improve the accuracy and robustness of trackers. Most of the current correlation filter based tracking methods often suffer in situations such as fast object motion, the presence of similar objects, partial or full occlusion. One of the reasons for that is that object localization is performed by selecting only a single location at each frame (greedy search technique). Instead of choosing a single position, the multipath based tracking method considers multiple locations in each frame to localize object position accurately. In this paper, the multipath based tracking method is applied to improve the performance of the efficient convolution operator with handcrafted features (ECO-HC), which is a top performing tracker in many visual tracking datasets. We have performed comprehensive experiments using our efficient convolution operator with multipath (ECO-MPT) tracker on UAV123@10fps and UAV20L datasets. We have shown that our tracker outperforms most of the state-of-art trackers in all those benchmark datasets.


Visual object tracking Single path tracking Multipath based tracking Correlation filter 



The first author was financially supported for carrying out part of the work from project IMPRINT, MHRD, Government of India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Technology Development CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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