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Wireless sensor networks for battlefield surveillance
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ABSTRACT In this position paper, we investigate the use of wireless sensor network (WSN) technology for ground surveillance. The goal of our project is to develop a prototype of WSN for outdoor deployment. We aim to design a system, which can detect and classify multiple 

A design and implementation of forest-fires surveillance system based on wireless sensor networks for South Korea mountains
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Summary Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) become an important issue such as environmental monitoring, home or factory automation, logistics and so on. Many wild fires cause to damage on forest and a mountain which have valuable natural resources during 

Traffic surveillance with wireless magnetic sensors
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ABSTRACT Wireless magnetic sensor networks offer an attractive, low-cost alternative to inductive loops, video and radar for traffic surveillance on free ways, at intersections and in parking lots. The network comprises 5 diameter sensor nodes (SN) glued on the 

Traffic surveillance by wireless sensor networks: Final report
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ABSTRACT Traffic surveillance systems provide the data used by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The disadvantages of inductive loop detectors have led to the search for a reliable and cost-effective alternative system. This report summarizes a three-year 

H. 264-based wireless surveillance sensors in application to target identification and tracking
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ABSTRACT In this paper, the author propose a hardware-based micro structure inside the architecture of H. 264 encoder, called Vector Bank (VB), which can dramatically reduce the bandwidth, memory, and computation time of a multi-camera video surveillance system. 

Rate allocation for multi-camera surveillance over an ad hoc wireless network
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ABSTRACT We propose a dynamic rate allocation scheme among multiple video sources over an ad hoc wireless network. With a total rate constraint capturing the media access characteristic of an 802.11 network and the selected route for each sender, our rate 

Enabling low bit-rate and reliable video surveillance over practical wireless sensor network
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ABSTRACT With the rapid development of hardware and embedded systems, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are being developed for surveillance applications. While meriting more in- depth research and development, deploying a practical WSN for surveillance is 

Tracer: In-vehicle, gps-based, wireless technology for traffic surveillance and management
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ABSTRACT The fundamental principle of intelligent transportation systems is to match the complexity of travel demands with advanced supply-side analysis, evaluation, management, and control strategies. A fundamental limitation is the lack of basic knowledge of travel 

Performance study of multiple cover-set strategies for mission-critical video surveillance with wireless video sensors
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ABSTRACT A Wireless Video Sensor Network (WVSN) consists of a set of sensor nodes equipped with miniaturized video cameras. Unlike omni-directional sensors, the sensing region of a video node is limited to the field of view of its camera. In this paper, we study 

Quality of deployment in surveillance wireless sensor networks
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When wireless sensors are used to keep an area under surveillance, a critical issue is the quality of the deployment from the sensing coverage viewpoint. In this paper, we propose several quality measures, which indicate if the deployment provides sufficient coverage, or 

Smart border: ad-hoc wireless sensor networks for border surveillance
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ABSTRACT Wireless sensor networks have been proposed as promising candidates to provide automated monitoring, target tracking, and intrusion detection for border surveillance. In this paper, we demonstrate an ad-hoc wireless sensor network system for 

Middleware support in unmanned aerial vehicles and wireless sensor networks for surveillance applications
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This paper presents the architecture of a middle ware that provides an intelligent interoperability support to allow the integration and cooperation among Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) nodes and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) implementing a 

PORTENT: predator aware situation assessment for wireless sensor network surveillance applications
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a distributed predator aware situation assessment system (PORTENT) to model and detect potential events occurring within an uncertain environment. PORTENT draws inspiration from how the mammalian brain detects and 

The design of a wireless real-time visual surveillance system
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we study the important issues in the design of an efficient wireless real- time visual surveillance system (WISES). Two important considerations are to minimize:(1) the video workload on the wireless network; and (2) the processing workload at the front- 

Development of a Passive Wireless Surveillance Network
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ABSTRACT Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have become the weapon of choice for Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the number one cause of causalities for the United States military. This paper presents the design and initial prototyping of a system that can 

Finding breach paths using the watershed segmentation algorithm in surveillance wireless sensor networks
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Considering wireless sensor networks for border surveillance, one of the major concerns is sensing coverage. Breach probability can be used as a measure to analyze the trade offs and to determine the required number of sensors to be deployed to obtain a certain 

Multipath routing and rate-controlled video encoding in wireless video surveillance networks
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ABSTRACT Video surveillance systems typically consist of many video sources distributed over a wide area, transmitting live video streams to a central location for processing and monitoring. The target of this paper-to bring down the overall system cost and increase 

Meshvision: an adaptive wireless mesh network video surveillance system
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ABSTRACT The major surveillance camera manufacturers have begun incorporating wireless networking functionality into their products to enable wireless access. However, the video feeds from such cameras can only be accessed within the transmission range of the 

VIGILANT:Situation-Aware Quality of Information Interest Groups for Wireless Sensor NetworkSurveillance Applications
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ABSTRACT Effective situation awareness is a critical element for decision support in a wide range of military and para-military operational surveillance scenarios. Effective situation awareness in a surveillance scenario can greatly increase operational effectiveness, by 

The use of wireless networks for the surveillance and control of vehicles in an airport environment
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The paper focusses on the use of wireless networks, with special emphasis on Wi-Fi, in the manoeuvering and apron areas of an airport to control the ground vehicles movements in those areas and, consequently, to improve user safety, efficiency of operations and airport 

Deployment of wireless mobile detection and surveillance for data-intensive applications
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Real-time information about traffic conditions is vital in construction, advanced traffic management systems, advanced traffic information systems, and other operational or design activities. Traditionally, at most permanent installations, such information is captured by in- 

Evaluation of Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test
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From June 1994 through September 1998, the California Department of Transportation and FHWA conducted a field operational test (FOT) to evaluate the benefits a mobile surveillance and wireless communication system provides in support of freeway surveillance, ramp 

Autonomous wireless radar sensor mote integrating a Doppler radar into a sensor mote and its application in surveillance and target material classification
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ABSTRACT An autonomous wireless sensor network that consists of different types of sensor modalities is a topic of intense research due to its versatility and portability of applications. Typical autonomous sensor networks commonly include passive sensor 

A PIR based wireless sensor node prototype for surveillance applications
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ABSTRACT This paper describes the design and implementation of a wireless sensor node, called WiPIR, targeted for integration into surveillance systems, traffic control and people or object tracking. The prototype mounts a Pyroelectric InfraRed (PIR) sensor, which is a low- 

An RF-Based Surveillance System Using Commercial Off-the-shelf Wireless LAN Components
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we present an indoor surveillance system implemented using the commercially available wireless LAN infrastructure. Taking advantage of the programmability of the wireless network nodes, we have built a wireless network that has 

A Wireless Medical Surveillance System
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ABSTRACT This thesis has the development of a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) based Electro Cardiogram (ECG) analysis system as its main theme. The system measures cardiac signals using two surface ECG leads from which individual heartbeats and pulse trends are 

Fast event detection in mission-critical surveillance with wireless video sensor networks
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ABSTRACT Wireless Video Sensor Network (WVSN) can be used for efficient event detection such as intrusion detection or disaster relief systems. These applications have a high level of criticality and can not be deployed with the current state of technology. In this paper, we 

Wireless Cameras Network for Intelligent Traffic Surveillance System
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ABSTRACT Wireless Networks (WNs) have attracted wide interests in both academic and industrial communities due to their diversity of applications. In this paper a Wireless Camera Network (WCN) which utilizes advanced embedded system  wireless network (WNs) 

Final report: Mobile surveillance and wireless communication systems field operational test; volume 1: Executive summary
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The Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test (FOT) contained two evaluation tests, the Anaheim Special Event Test and the Interstate-5 (I- 5) Test. The Anaheim Special Event Test assessed the ability of the surveillance trailers to 

Deployment Quality Measures in Surveillance Wireless Sensor Networks
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Surveillance wireless sensor networks are deployed at border locations to detect unauthorized intrusions. For deterministic deployment of sensors, the quality of deployment can be determined sufficiently well by analysis in advance of deployment. However, when 

Final Report: Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test Volume 2: FOT Objectives, Organization, System Design,
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The Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test (FOT) contained two evaluation tests, the Anaheim Special Event Test and the Interstate-5 (I- 5) Test. The Anaheim Special Event Test assessed the ability of the surveillance trailers to 

Final Report: Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test
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The Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test (FOT) contained two evaluation tests, the Anaheim Special Event Test and the Interstate-5 (I- 5) Test. The Anaheim Special Event Test assessed the ability of the surveillance trailers to 

Marginal Expense Oil Well Wireless Surveillance MEOWS-Phase II
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ABSTRACT A marginal expense oil well wireless surveillance system to monitor system performance and production from rod-pumped wells in real time from wells operated by Vaquero Energy in the Edison Field, Main Area of Kern County in California has been 

Secure Scheduling of Wireless Video Sensor Nodes for Surveillance Applications
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In video surveillance with resource-constrained devices such as wireless video sensor nodes, power conservation, intrusion detection, and security are important features to guarantee. In this paper, we intend to preserve the network lifetime while fulfilling the 

Solar-powered ad-hoc wireless sensor network for border surveillance
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ABSTRACT Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have emerged as means of providing automated monitoring, target tracking, and intrusion detection. Solar-powered WSNs that adopt innovative sensors with low power consumption and forefront networking 

Security Surveillance Architecture: The Wireless Mesh Network Approach
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ABSTRACT The state of security in the country had been created a lot of panic in many areas to the extent that individuals now send a lot to protect their lives and properties. This state had not justified to a large extent the huge amount the government had spent, presently 

Enhancing Surveillance and Security of Oil Pipelines Transportation Using Wireless Sensor Network
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ABSTRACT Surveillance and safety is immensely important in general, while explicitly in case of critical applications, such as oil carrying pipelines from wells to refinery and then to the sea ports for further transportation. Surveillance and safety systems with different 

Minimum-Cost Sensor Placement for Required Lifetime in Wireless Sensor-TargetSurveillance Networks
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ABSTRACT In sensor-target surveillance networks, sensors are typically powered by batteries with limited energy and hence it is important to manage the energy usage. In the literature, several methods have been proposed to maximize the lifetime of these networks. We 

vision techniques and wireless sensor networks in video surveillance systems
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ABSTRACT Nowadays video-surveillance systems are essential tools to monitor sites and to guarantee the safety of people: automatic detection of moving objects in the scene and recognition of dangerous events are particularly interesting [1, 2, 3]. Our project aims to 

New Elements Concentrated Planar Fractal Antenna Arrays for Celestial Surveillance andWireless Communications
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This research introduces three new fractal array configurations that have superior performance over the well-known Sierpinski fractal array. These arrays are based on the fractal shapes Dragon, Twig, and a new shape which will be called Flap fractal. Their 

Impact of noise on quality of surveillance and energy efficiency of a wireless sensor tracking system
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Recent advances in sensors, embedded devices and wireless communication technologies have enabled distributed micro-sensing through wireless sensor networks . In a wireless sensor network, each node is capable of sensing phenomena, collecting/processing data, 

The Mobile Video Surveillance System Based On Wireless LAN
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ABSTRACT This paper proposes a design scheme of mobile video surveillance system based on wireless LAN (WLAN), the overall system architecture and key technologies introduced. The operating principle, process and realization of several modules are described in 

An Architecture to Support Mission Orientated Wireless Sensor Network SurveillanceApplications
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ABSTRACT Sensor networks represent a powerful new data paradigm facilitating the development of new intelligent applications. In support of mission critical applications such as surveillance, sensors can be made to operate effectively in their deployed 

PoPCoRN: A Power-Aware Periodic Surveillance Scheme in Convex Region using WirelessMobile Sensor Networks
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ABSTRACT In this paper, the periodic surveillance scheme has been proposed for any convex region using mobile wireless sensor nodes. A sensor network typically consists of fixed number of sensor nodes which report the measurements of sensed data such as 

A Quick and Reliable Routing for Infrastructure Surveillance with Wireless Sensor Networks
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ABSTRACT Recent work has addressed the existence of link burstiness and its effect on wireless communication as a local phenomenon. To achieve better end-to-end delay performance in a mission-critical application of wireless sensor networks, such as the 

Battlespace surveillance using netted wireless random noise radar systems
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ABSTRACT Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) technology is currently being investigated to enhance the military's effectiveness in the battlespace by providing the warfighter the necessary information to take proper decisions and win wars. One of the main battlespace 

SURVEILLANCE ARCHITECTURE: THE WIRELESS MESH NETWORK APPROACH
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ABSTRACT The state of security in the country had been created a lot of panic in many areas to the extent that individuals now send a lot to protect their lives and properties. This state had not justified to a large extent the huge amount the government had spent, presently 

Wireless Camera Network for Security and Surveillance.
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In this PhD thesis, the camera network processing objective is to online detect and track a target moving in hostile environments. The ability of the system to detect the target state, in an automatic way, is very important for its efficient functioning or for security purposes. In 

Zigbee based Wireless Energy Surveillance System for Energy Savings
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ABSTRACT In this paper, zigbee communication based wireless energy surveillance system is presented. The proposed system consists of multiple energy surveillance devices and an energy surveillance monitor. Each different standby power-off value of electric device is 

Realizing Video-Surveillance on Wireless Mesh Networks: Implementation Issues and Performance Evaluation
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Video-surveillance systems are currently undergoing a transition from traditional analog solutions to digital ones. This paradigm shift has been triggered by technological advances as well as increased awareness of the need for heightened security in particular vertical 

Towards an optimal lifetime in heterogeneous surveillance wireless sensor networks
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ABSTRACT In this article, we study the coverage problem for heterogeneous wireless sensor networks where different targets need to be covered (sensed) by different types of wireless sensors running at possibly different sampling rates as well as different initial energy 

A routing protocol for wireless network of bedside monitors in fetal surveillance system
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The paper presents the methodology of wireless network design, developed according to the requirements originating from existing wired fetal surveillance systems. The proposed network structure is based on popular radio frequency modules, operating in 433/866MHz 

A reflectometer-based reader for passive wireless structural surveillance sensors
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ABSTRACT A reconfigurable and portable wireless reader has been designed for embedded passive Electronic Structural Surveillance (ESS) sensors, used to monitor corrosion in infrastructure systems. The passive ESS sensors have been developed and 

A VISION BASED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM USING A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK
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After a comparative review of experimental cameras the decision fell on the Cmucam3. Hardware and software to integrate the camera with a Tmote Sky mote were created. In this way, the camera can be controlled with the Contiki operation system and images can be transferred to the 

The evolution of wireless video transmission technology for surveillance missions
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ABSTRACT Covert and overt video collection systems as well as tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV's) can deliver real-time video intelligence direct from sensor systems to command staff providing unprecedented 

A WIRELESS TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM USING VIDEO ANALYTICS
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Video surveillance systems have been commonly used in transportation systems to support traffic monitoring, speed estimation, and incident detection. However, there are several challenges in developing and deploying such systems, including high development and 

A study on the design of real-time active visual surveillance system for wireless network
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ABSTRACT In this thesis, we study the important issues in the design of an efficient real-time Wireless vIsual Surveillance systEm (WISE). Due to the limitation of the wireless network and the processing capacity of mobile devices, two important factors are considered (1) to 

A Cluster-based Coverage* Delay* Energy Efficient Surveillance (C 2 DES) Architecture inWireless Sensor Networks
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ABSTRACT Distributed wireless sensor network is one of the most compelling technologies for performing monitoring and surveillance tasks over large area. Despite the numerous research efforts in achieving satisfactory results in a particular Quality of Service (QoS), 

AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND REACTIVE REMOTE SURVEILLANCE FRAMEWORK USINGWIRELESS MULTIMEDIA SENSOR NETWORKS
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The results have indicated the feasibility of this framework working with limited energy but having high object localization/classification accuracies. The results of this research will facilitate the design and development of very large-scale remote border surveillance 

Environmental Surveillance with Wireless Sensor Networks
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ABSTRACT Sensor motes are small devices with sensing, computing and wireless communication capabilities. Such devices form a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) which can be used for many applications like gathering of environmental data, surveillance of .

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GNU Radio based software-defined FMCW radar for weather surveillance application
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FMCW (Frequency Modulated–Continuous Wave) radar is studied for weather surveillance application. The FMCW radar that has been gaining popularity due to the use of solid state microwave amplifier to generate a signal source is proposed for the design since the


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