Date Added: Sep 2009
Cooperative cameras enable monitoring wide areas and detecting actions and events on a large scale. Due to hardware advancements and economic factors, distributed networks are becoming widely used for a variety of applications ranging from traffic monitoring and surveillance in shopping malls to sports coverage. However, the localization of a large number of cameras in a wide area is not a trivial task. Manual methods are time consuming and can be inaccurate over time. For this reason, the authors propose an algorithm that uses measurements from the observed objects to perform pair-wise automatic localization of a distributed set of cameras with non-overlapping fields of view.