Summary of results on optimal camera placement for boundary monitoring

Robert J. Holt, Man Hong, Rainer Martini, Iraban Mukherjee, Ravi Netravali, Wang Jing

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Abstract

We consider the problems of placing cameras so that every point on a perimeter, that is not necessarily planar, is covered by at least one camera while using the smallest number of cameras. This is accomplished by aligning the edges of the cameras' fields of view with points on the boundary under surveillance. Taken into consideration are visibility concerns, where features such as mountains must not be allowed to come between a camera and a boundary point that would otherwise be in the camera's field of view. We provide a general algorithm that determines optimal camera placements and orientations. Additionally, we consider double coverings, where every boundary point is seen by at least two cameras, with selected boundary points and cameras situated such that the average calibration errors between adjacent cameras is minimized. We describe an iterative algorithm that accomplishes these tasks. We also consider a joint optimization algorithm, which strikes a balance between minimizing calibration error and the number of cameras required to cover the boundary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationData Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2007
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventData Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2007 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2007Apr 10 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6570
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceData Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/10/074/10/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Border surveillance
  • Camera placement
  • Intrusion detection
  • Visibility

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