Smart Mini CamerasSmart Mini Cameras



By providing you with an understanding of the components and performance tradeoffs of MCMs, this book will help you achieve the best camera design.

Author: Tigran V. Galstian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466512924

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Achieve the Best Camera Design: Up-to-Date Information on MCMs Miniature camera modules (MCMs), such as webcams, have rapidly become ubiquitous in our day-to-day devices, from mobile phones to interactive TV systems. MCMs—or "smart" cameras—can zoom, adjust their frame rate automatically with illumination change, focus at different distances, compensate for hand shake, and transform captured images. With contributions from academics and field engineers, Smart Mini-Cameras discusses the structure, operation principles, applications, and future trends of miniature mobile cameras. It compares this technology with traditional digital still cameras and explains the specific requirements of MCM components (imposed by the size or type of application) in terms of optical design, image sensor, and functionalities. The book describes the implementation of several active functionalities, including liquid crystal auto focus (AF) and optical image stabilization (OIS). It also explores how new technologies, such as the curved detector and transforming optics, are stimulating novel trends, including a miniature panoramic lens on mobile phones. By providing you with an understanding of the components and performance tradeoffs of MCMs, this book will help you achieve the best camera design. It also answers frequently asked questions, such as the importance of the number of megapixels in a mobile phone camera and the value of AF and OIS features.

Smart CamerasSmart Cameras



growing popularity of smart cameras can be attributed to the progress made in
semi-conductor process technology, embedded computer vision techniques,
along with socio-economic factors such as safety and security, increase in
productivity ...

Author: Ahmed Nabil Belbachir

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441909532

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Page: 404

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A smart camera is an integrated machine vision system which, in addition to image capture circuitry, includes a processor, which can extract information from images without need for an external processing unit, and interface devices used to make results available to other devices. This book provides content on smart cameras for an interdisciplinary audience of professionals and students in embedded systems, image processing, and camera technology. It serves as a self-contained, single-source reference for material otherwise found only in sources such as conference proceedings, journal articles, or product data sheets. Coverage includes the 50 year chronology of smart cameras, their technical evolution, the state-of-the art, and numerous applications, such as surveillance and monitoring, robotics, and transportation.

Distributed Embedded Smart CamerasDistributed Embedded Smart Cameras



smart cameras, and are therefore directly responsible for the abstracted
representation of the input data following processing of input data [18]. Since
smart camera SoC solutions provide a service to the end user, there are several
Quality of ...

Author: Christophe Bobda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461477051

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This publication addresses distributed embedded smart cameras –cameras that perform on board analysis and collaborate with other cameras. This book provides the material required to better understand the architectural design challenges of embedded smart camera systems, the hardware/software ecosystem, the design approach for and applications of distributed smart cameras together with the state-of-the-art algorithms. The authors concentrate on the architecture, hardware/software design, realization of smart camera networks from applications to architectures, in particular in the embedded and mobile domains.

Smart Camera DesignSmart Camera Design



This book describes the algorithms and computer architectures used to create and analyze photographs in modern digital cameras.

Author: Marilyn Wolf

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319695235

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Page: 226

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This book describes the algorithms and computer architectures used to create and analyze photographs in modern digital cameras. It also puts the capabilities of digital cameras into context for applications in art, entertainment, and video analysis. The author discusses the entire range of topics relevant to digital camera design, including image processing, computer vision, image sensors, system-on-chip, and optics, while clearly describing the interactions between design decisions at these different levels of abstraction. Readers will benefit from this comprehensive view of digital camera design, describing the range of algorithms used to compose, enhance, and analyze images, as well as the characteristics of optics, image sensors, and computing platforms that determine the physical limits of image capture and computing. The content is designed to be used by algorithm designers and does not require an extensive background in optics or electronics.

Theory and Applications of Smart CamerasTheory and Applications of Smart Cameras



This book presents an overview of smart camera systems, considering practical applications but also reviewing fundamental aspects of the underlying technology.

Author: Chong-Min Kyung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401799874

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Page: 366

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This book presents an overview of smart camera systems, considering practical applications but also reviewing fundamental aspects of the underlying technology. It introduces in a tutorial style the principles of sensing and signal processing, and also describes topics such as wireless connection to the Internet of Things (IoT) which is expected to be the biggest market for smart cameras. It is an excellent guide to the fundamental of smart camera technology, and the chapters complement each other well as the authors have worked as a team under the auspice of GFP(Global Frontier Project), the largest-scale funded research in Korea. This is the third of three books based on the Integrated Smart Sensors research project, which describe the development of innovative devices, circuits, and system-level enabling technologies. The aim of the project was to develop common platforms on which various devices and sensors can be loaded, and to create systems offering significant improvements in information processing speed, energy usage, and size. This book contains extensive reference lists, introduces the reader to the subject in a tutorial style and also reviews state-of-the-art results, which allows it to be used as a guide for starting researchers.

The 10th IEEE Real Time and Embedded Technology and Applications SymposiumThe 10th IEEE Real Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium



Real - Time Video Analysis on an Embedded Smart Camera for Traffic
Surveillance Michael Bramberger , Josef Brunner , Bernhard Rinner Institute for
Technical Informatics Graz University of Technology , AUSTRIA { bramberger ,
brunner ...

Author: IEEE Computer Society. Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems

Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)

ISBN: 0769521487

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Page: 573

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ProceedingsProceedings



Our smart camera application concentrates on human gesture recognition,
though other algorithms such as face recognition ... Smart cameras have many
applications; we are using multiple cameras in a smart conference room that
helps ...

Author: Asim Smailagic

Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: 0769514863

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Page: 171

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This text contains information on the design and testing of computer hardware presented at the 2002 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI.

Electronic DesignElectronic Design



LIGHT RECORDERS LIGHT FILM ( A Universe of Cameras ) ( 35mm Film
Cassette : Universal ] UMR ATA FLASEI CARD BYTE ... SMART ATA Flash PC
Cards from SMART If it's a 35mm camera , it will take a 35mm film cassette . And
if it's a ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822023367352

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The rapid rise of PC-based cameras has lead to the enormous growth of software applications that use real-time video programming. These applications include video conferencing, computer games, scientific research, automated security and surveillance, industrial inspection, and Web cameras. Previously, developers had to search through manufacturer manuals or research papers in computer vision or image processing to learn how to program devices for these applications. Programming Cameras and Pan-Tilts with DirectX and Java is the first book to offer practical tools and techniques for those struggling to gain an in-depth understanding of programming computer vision applications with live camera streams and pan-tilt devices. It shows how to build DirectShow filters from scratch and introduces computer vision concepts as needed to understand the code. Special emphasis is devoted to DirectShow programming and popular computer vision applications such as segmentation and tracking. *Shows step-by-step how to program cameras for a variety of applications in both Visual C++ .NET and the Java Media Framework (JMF). *Describes programming methods proven in industrial and research settings that can be used with any camera that connects to a PC through a DirectShow-compliant frame grabber. *Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the underlying concepts of the code examples suitable for those studying computer vision, image processing, or multimedia. *Includes a CD-ROM with all the source code from the book and a companion Web site with additional code and application examples.

Enabling Runtime Self coordination of Reconfigurable Embedded Smart Cameras in Distributed NetworksEnabling Runtime Self coordination of Reconfigurable Embedded Smart Cameras in Distributed Networks



We propose a compact modeling approach based on Answer Set Programming for architecture synthesis of a system-on-reconfigurable-chip camera that is able to support the runtime cooperative work and collaboration with other camera nodes in a ...

Author: Franck Ulrich Yonga Yonga

Publisher:

ISBN: 1321616368

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Page: 178

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Smart camera networks are real-time distributed embedded systems able to perform computer vision using multiple cameras. This new approach is a confluence of four major disciplines (computer vision, image sensors, embedded computing and sensor networks) and has been subject of intensive work in the past decades. The recent advances in computer vision and network communication, and the rapid growing in the field of high-performance computing, especially using reconfigurable devices, have enabled the design of more robust smart camera systems. Despite these advancements, the effectiveness of current networked vision systems (compared to their operating costs) is still disappointing; the main reason being the poor coordination among cameras entities at runtime and the lack of a clear formalism to dynamically capture and address the self-organization problem without relying on human intervention. In this dissertation, we investigate the use of a declarative-based modeling approach for capturing runtime self-coordination. We combine modeling approaches borrowed from logic programming, computer vision techniques, and high-performance computing for the design of an autonomous and cooperative smart camera. We propose a compact modeling approach based on Answer Set Programming for architecture synthesis of a system-on-reconfigurable-chip camera that is able to support the runtime cooperative work and collaboration with other camera nodes in a distributed network setup. Additionally, we propose a declarative approach for modeling runtime camera self-coordination for distributed object tracking in which moving targets are handed over in a distributed manner and recovered in case of node failure.

Multi Camera NetworksMulti Camera Networks



The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system ...

Author: Hamid Aghajan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080878008

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Page: 624

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The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applications Presents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware This book is the definitive reference in multi-camera networks. It gives clear guidance on the conceptual and implementation issues involved in the design and operation of multi-camera networks, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in hardware, algorithms and system development. The book is broad in scope, covering smart camera architectures, embedded processing, sensor fusion and middleware, calibration and topology, network-based detection and tracking, and applications in distributed and collaborative methods in camera networks. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal and video processing, computer vision, and sensor networks. Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University. His research is on multi-camera networks for smart environments with application to smart homes, assisted living and well being, meeting rooms, and avatar-based communication and social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, and was general chair of ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008. Andrea Cavallaro is Reader (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). His research is on target tracking and audiovisual content analysis for advanced surveillance and multi-sensor systems. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, and has been general chair of IEEE AVSS 2007, ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2009 and BMVC 2009. The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applications Presents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware

The Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying SmartThe Complete Church Guide to Saving Money and Buying Smart



124 There are three basic techniques you can use to prepare digital photos
yourself : digital cameras , scanners , and video capture units . Digital Cameras
Digital cameras look and operate much like regular cameras , except that they
are ...

Author: Marshall Shelley

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805490396

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Page: 387

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This book by the experts from Your Church magazine answers your questions on the practical aspects of running a church--from stained glass to speaker systems. It helps you determine what you need, what it will cost, and where to get it.

Control SolutionsControl Solutions



This gives vision integrashape , and achieve higher levels of discrimina - tors the
ability to avoid custom cables and contion among similar characters . figurations
for the myriad of digital cameras New smart cameras from Vision currently on ...

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All Vision Components Cameras are built for industrial applications . tion ) -
reading feature . ... Phone +1 ( 603 ) 598 2588 +1 ( 603 ) 598 8958 The Smart
Camera People Each channel consists of an independent amplifier , which ...

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A Qualitative Study of the Core Functions of Smart Traffic Centers at the Virginia Department of TransportationA Qualitative Study of the Core Functions of Smart Traffic Centers at the Virginia Department of Transportation



... and Location Information STC Detection Verification Response Clearance
Dissemination Fredericksburg SSP , public calls SSP SSP SSP HAR during
operating hours Hampton Cameras , SSP , traffic Cameras , SSP , HOV SSP ,
HOV HAR ...

Author: Gene-Tey Shin

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556036523751

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Page: 25

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The Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Smart Traffic Centers (STC) were established to address the growing problem of increased congestion caused by traffic demand exceeding roadway capacity. Initially, the core function of the STC was simply to get information to the public. However, VDOT's STCs were established at different times with different approaches to meet regional traffic needs. As a result, practices, processes, organizational structures, and relationships with other VDOT functions vary widely among STCs. With this complexity, the definition of the STCs core functions has evolved. To develop a clear understanding of these core functions, a group composed of STC operations managers was formed and this study was undertaken. The study found that the core function of VDOT's STCs has expanded beyond disseminating information to the public, although that activity remains a critical tool of traffic and incident management. Specifically, STCs have four core functions: (1) traffic management, (2) incident management, (3) emergency operations/emergency management, and (4) regional networking. Incident management activities and events define the vast majority of work and, therefore, drive the development of systems, procedures, policies, and relationships with communities, agencies, and private companies with whom an STC must work on a daily basis. Further, the study determined that a fully developed Safety Service Patrol (SSP) greatly enhances the functionality of the STC. Where the SSP is fully operational, the STC's ability both to gather information and to interact directly with the public and other state, local, and federal agencies is complete. Without a functional SSP, the STCs ability to manage incidents directly (and therefore traffic) is limited, impaired, or disabled. In addition, the study found that STCs are VDOT's most direct link to the public and that regional networking is critical to successful STC operations. VDOT's STCs are, therefore, critical to coordinating and working directly with local, state, and federal agencies. This is particularly clear in regions such as Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, where the large number of cites and communities that directly abut increases the number of responder agencies and organizations. The inherent complexity of such regions requires careful coordination and networking to ensure the safe and efficient management of incidents and emergencies and to mitigate their impact on regional traffic flow. The recommendations offered in this report will help coordinate STC development. Although there will always be some variation because of regional needs, STC practices will benefit from increased and continual sharing of information and practices across locations. Fully developed SSPs are arguably the single most practical and powerful resource an STC has to manage incidents, as well as to develop strong relations with the public, local communities, and other agencies. Because of the necessary interface with communities, cities, and agencies at multiple levels, STCs are perfectly situated to develop regional relationships and structures; therefore, regional strategies for traffic operations should be shared among STC locations.

Optics EducationOptics Education



... smart cameras , optical information processing and computing ; H . S . Taylor ,
theoretical nonlinear optics ; C . von der Malsburg , photonic implementations of
neural networks , computational neurobiology , automatic recognition systems ; A
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Laser Focus WorldLaser Focus World



Gen III Laser Profiler 16 Bit Digital Smart cameras LASTIL AT 90/50 SETTING
RVEN New Horizons with APSpro > Optimum productivity and high quality
coatings are the key factors for the decision for APS technology . The HawkEye
1600 ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822022865869

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Global electro-optic technology and markets.