Proc. SPIE. 5907, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VII
KEYWORDS: Video surveillance, Cameras, Video, Digital signal processing, Detection and tracking algorithms, Surveillance, Imaging systems, Field programmable gate arrays, Video processing, Motion detection
A fiber-based surveillance network overcomes the distance barrier. We are proposing a high performance, very flexible fiber-based real time visual surveillance network system that can be easily customized to the needs of the application. The system employs an FPGA-based DSP processor at the central processing unit to process and analyze video data from a network of cameras transmitted through an optical fiber network. The system is capable of handling various types of cameras including the reuse of existing cameras. This paper will show a proof of concept of certain functionalities of the system including the tracking of objects in a three-dimensional space using a stereo pair of cameras.