Tracking and imaging humans on heterogeneous infrared sensor arrays for law enforcement applications


Journal Article

We present a plan for the integration of geometric constraints in the source, sensor and analysis levels of sensor networks. The goal of geometric analysis is to reduce the dimensionality and complexity of distributed sensor data analysis so as to achieve real-time recognition and response to significant events. Application scenarios include biometric tracking of individuals, counting and analysis of individuals in groups of humans and distributed sentient environments. We are particularly interested in using this approach to provide networks of low cost point detectors, such as infrared motion detectors, with complex imaging capabilities. By extending the capabilities of simple sensors, we expect to reduce the cost of perimeter and site security applications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Feller, SD; Zheng, Y; Cull, E; Brady, DJ

Published Date

  • December 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4708 /

Start / End Page

  • 212 - 221

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.479310

Citation Source

  • Scopus