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Distributed picture compilation demonstration
Author(s): Richard Alexander; John Anderson; Jeff Leal; David Mullin; David Nicholson; Graham Watson
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Paper Abstract

A physical demonstration of distributed surveillance and tracking is described. The demonstration environment is an outdoor car park overlooked by a system of four rooftop cameras. The cameras extract moving objects from the scene, and these objects are tracked in a decentralized way, over a real communication network, using the information form of the standard Kalman filter. Each node therefore has timely access to the complete global picture and because there is no single point of failure in the system, it is robust. The demonstration system and its main components are described here, with an emphasis on some of the lessons we have learned as a result of applying a corpus of distributed data fusion theory and algorithms in practice. Initial results are presented and future plans to scale up the network are also outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5429, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIII, (9 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544279
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Alexander, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
John Anderson, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Jeff Leal, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
David Mullin, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
David Nicholson, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Graham Watson, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5429:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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