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Reconfigurable real-time distributed processing network
Author(s): S. F. Page; R. D. Seely; D. Hickman
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a novel real-time image and signal processing network, RONINTM, which facilitates the rapid design and deployment of systems providing advanced geospatial surveillance and situational awareness capability. RONINTM is a distributed software architecture consisting of multiple agents or nodes, which can be configured to implement a variety of state-of-the-art computer vision and signal processing algorithms. The nodes operate in an asynchronous fashion and can run on a variety of hardware platforms, thus providing a great deal of scalability and flexibility. Complex algorithmic configuration chains can be assembled using an intuitive graphical interface in a plug-and- play manner. RONINTM has been successfully exploited for a number of applications, ranging from remote event detection to complex multiple-camera real-time 3D object reconstruction. This paper describes the motivation behind the creation of the network, the core design features, and presents details of an example application. Finally, the on-going development of the network is discussed, which is focussed on dynamic network reconfiguration. This allows to the network to automatically adapt itself to node or communications failure by intelligently re-routing network communications and through adaptive resource management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8053, Geospatial InfoFusion Systems and Solutions for Defense and Security Applications, 805305 (16 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885696
Show Author Affiliations
S. F. Page, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)
R. D. Seely, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)
D. Hickman, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8053:
Geospatial InfoFusion Systems and Solutions for Defense and Security Applications
Matthew F. Pellechia; Richard Sorensen; Shiloh L. Dockstader; Rudy G. Benz; Bernard V. Brower, Editor(s)

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