Collaborative Surveillance using Both Fixed and Mobile Unattended Sensor Platforms

Christopher Diehl, Mahesh Saptharishi, John B. Hampshire, and Pradeep Khosla
SPIE's 13th Annual International Conference on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls, April, 1999, pp. 178-185.


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Abstract
We begin by considering current shortfalls with conventional surveillance systems and discuss the potential advantagesof distributed, collaborative surveillance systems. Distributed surveillance systems have 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.

Keywords
Surveillance, Classification

Notes
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Christopher Diehl, Mahesh Saptharishi, John B. Hampshire, and Pradeep Khosla, "Collaborative Surveillance using Both Fixed and Mobile Unattended Sensor Platforms," SPIE's 13th Annual International Conference on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls, April, 1999, pp. 178-185.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Saptharishi_1999_3418,
   author = "Christopher Diehl and Mahesh Saptharishi and John B. Hampshire and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "Collaborative Surveillance using Both Fixed and Mobile Unattended Sensor Platforms",
   booktitle = "SPIE's 13th Annual International Conference on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls",
   pages = "178-185",
   month = "April",
   year = "1999",
   volume = "3713",
}