Danette Allen's Ph.D. Research Progress


The Wide Field of View HiBall, "WFOV-HiBall", is the second generation of the HiBall designed and developed at UNC-CH.  We hope to develop a similar system that reduces the infrastructure requirements (fewer LEDs, etc.) and shrinks the sensor unit by 1/3 to 1/2.  In order to accomplish this, we need an analysis tool.  From this, my Ph.D. dissertation topic was born.  Artemis is a system for the analysis and comparison of the estimated performance of tracking and motion capture systems.  It consists of two parts: a mathematical framework and an interactive visualization environment.  The goal of Artemis is to provide designers with a tool that affords insight into the performance effects of candidate tracker design choices in the context of the desired working volume, the expected user motion dynamics, and other concerns.



Thesis Statement (June 2001)

A framework employing stochastic state-space analysis and appropriate visualization techniques offers new insight into the design of tracking systems and improves the design process. Such a framework allows interaction with the design parameters, enabling comprehension of overall performance tradeoffs prior to final product characterization without requiring path-dependent simulation.

Proposal (available only to cs.unc.edu)

My  Integrative Paper (IP) , "A Tracker Performance Analysis Tool" (final draft November 24, 2001). This is available only to cs.unc.edu.

I am a member of the UNC Tracker Research Group.  I helped develop and present a course at SIGGRAPH 2001:   Tracking: Beyond 15 Minutes of Thought (Course 11) with Gary Bishop and Greg Welch.