Distributed Wide Area Scene Analysis in Reconfigurable Camera Networks
Over the past decade, large-scale camera networks have become increasingly prevalent in a wide range of applications, like security and surveillance, disaster response and environmental modeling. In many applications, constraints of bandwidth, security concerns, and difficulty in storing and analyzing huge amounts data centrally at a single location necessitate the development of distributed camera network architectures. Thus, development of distributed scene analysis algorithms has received a lot of attention lately. However, the performance of scene analysis algorithms often suffers because of the inability to effectively acquire the desired images, especially when the targets are dispersed over a wide field of view.