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Ubiquitous UAVs: a cloud based framework for storing, accessing and processing huge amount of video footage in an efficient way
Author(s): Nectarios Efstathiou; Michael Skitsas; Chrysostomos Psaroudakis; Nikolaos Koutras
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Paper Abstract

Nowadays, video surveillance cameras are used for the protection and monitoring of a huge number of facilities worldwide. An important element in such surveillance systems is the use of aerial video streams originating from onboard sensors located on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Video surveillance using UAVs represent a vast amount of video to be transmitted, stored, analyzed and visualized in a real-time way. As a result, the introduction and development of systems able to handle huge amount of data become a necessity. In this paper, a new approach for the collection, transmission and storage of aerial videos and metadata is introduced. The objective of this work is twofold. First, the integration of the appropriate equipment in order to capture and transmit real-time video including metadata (i.e. position coordinates, target) from the UAV to the ground and, second, the utilization of the ADITESS Versatile Media Content Management System (VMCMS-GE) for storing of the video stream and the appropriate metadata. Beyond the storage, VMCMS-GE provides other efficient management capabilities such as searching and processing of videos, along with video transcoding. For the evaluation and demonstration of the proposed framework we execute a use case where the surveillance of critical infrastructure and the detection of suspicious activities is performed. Collected video Transcodingis subject of this evaluation as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10444, Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017), 104440D (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275333
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Nectarios Efstathiou, ADITESS, Ltd. (Cyprus)
Michael Skitsas, ADITESS, Ltd. (Cyprus)
Chrysostomos Psaroudakis, ADITESS, Ltd. (Cyprus)
Nikolaos Koutras, ADITESS, Ltd. (Cyprus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10444:
Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid; Vincent Ambrosia; Gunter Schreier; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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