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ACT-Vision: active collaborative tracking for multiple PTZ cameras
Author(s): Christopher Broaddus; Thomas Germano; Nicholas Vandervalk; Ajay Divakaran; Shunguang Wu; Harpreet Sawhney
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel scalable approach for the management of a large number of Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras deployed outdoors for persistent tracking of humans and vehicles, without resorting to the large fields of view of associated static cameras. Our system, Active Collaborative Tracking - Vision (ACT-Vision), is essentially a real-time operating system that can control hundreds of PTZ cameras to ensure uninterrupted tracking of target objects while maintaining image quality and coverage of all targets using a minimal number of sensors. The system ensures the visibility of targets between PTZ cameras by using criteria such as distance from sensor and occlusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7345, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2009, 734505 (13 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818378
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Christopher Broaddus, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Thomas Germano, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Nicholas Vandervalk, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Ajay Divakaran, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Shunguang Wu, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Harpreet Sawhney, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7345:
Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2009
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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