Date Added: Apr 2010
This paper deals with the problem of persistent observation of a wide area scene through decentralized, cooperative control of an active camera network. This paper focuses on applications where events unfold over a large geographic area and need to be analyzed by multiple cameras. There is no central unit accumulating and analyzing all the data. The overall goal is to observe all objects (i.e., Targets) in the region of deployment of the cameras, while selectively focusing at a high resolution on some particular target features based on application requirements.