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Collaborative surveillance using both fixed and mobile unattended ground sensor platforms
Author(s): Christopher P. Diehl; Mahesh Saptharishi; John B. Hampshire II; Pradeep K. Khosla
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Paper Abstract

We begin by considering current shortfalls with conventional surveillance systems and discuss the potential advantages of distributed, collaborative surveillance systems. Distributed surveillance systems offer the capability to monitor activity from multiple locations over time thereby increasing the likelihood of obtaining discriminating data necessary for interpretation of the activity. Yet the multiplicity of sensors magnifies the volumes of data that must be processed. We present our vision of a system which generates timely interpretations of activities in the scene automatically through the use of mechanisms for collaboration among sensing systems and efficient perception methods which complement the sensing paradigm. Then we review our recent efforts toward achieving this goal and present initial results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3713, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, (30 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357132
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher P. Diehl, Carnegie Mellon Univ (United States)
Mahesh Saptharishi, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
John B. Hampshire II, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Pradeep K. Khosla, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3713:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications
Edward M. Carapezza; David B. Law; K. Terry Stalker, Editor(s)

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