Visual Inspection and Evaluation of Wide-Area Scenes


VIEWS - 2152

Keywords vision systems, surveillance


Start Date: 01-MAR-89 / Duration: 48 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of VIEWS is to demonstrate the feasibility of a computer vision system for real-time surveillance of outdoor scenes which comprise moving objects in a known, wide-area and structured environment.

VIEWS addresses R&D issues in the field of computer vision related to situation representation and reasoning and real-time control of various asynchronously arriving data-streams. VIEWS will also include the provision of support tools for acquiring the scene and object knowledge.

The VIEWS system prototype will be integrated into a generic architecture using a number of different components developed by the project partners, and will be demonstrated in two areas of application:

These demonstrations will be developed and assessed in close cooperation with potential end-users (airport and road authorities).

Exploitation

This project will demonstrate the feasibility of computer vision for surveillance of moving objects in a structured and known environment. With rapidly decreasing costs for components, and the technical solutions obtained in this project, these vision systems are expected to be ready for market development for a range of surveillance applications.


CONTACT POINT

Dr D. Corrall
MARCONI COMMAND & CONTROL
SYSTEMS LTD.
Chobham Road, Frimley
UK - CAMBERLEY GU16 5PE
tel: + 44/ 276-63311 ext 3050
fax: + 44/ 276-29784
telex: 858289 MCCS G

Participants

MARCONI RADAR & CONTROL
SYSTEMS LTD - UK - C
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT FÜR
INFORMATIONS UND DATENVERARB. - D - P
FRAMENTEC SA - F - P
UNIVERSITY OF READING - UK - P
QUEEN MARY & WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UK - P
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH - D - P


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VIEWS - 2152, December 1993


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