Traffic monitoring using linesensor


The use of Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs) in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) can offer cost effective solutions for gathering data on urban traffic, vehicle velocity, parking, etc. 
These applications demand real-time image acquisition and computational intensive processing in order to collect relevant information. We present our hardware and software solution for detecting moving objects and evaluating their velocity based on line sensor technology which guarantees fast processing, low storage and bandwidth requirements.

Italian Patent number FI2010A00005F, property of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy and Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Italy.

Mangesh Chitnis, Claudio Salvadori, Matteo Petracca, Giuseppe Lipari, and Paolo Pagano. Traffic related observations by line sensing techniques. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys '10, pages 373--374, New York, NY, USA, 2010. ACM.

Mangesh Chitnis, Claudio Salvadori, Matteo Petracca, Paolo Pagano, Giuseppe Lipari, and Luca Santinelli. Distributed visual surveillance with resource constrained embedded systems. In Li-Minn Ang and Kah Phooi Seng, editors, Visual Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks: Technology, Trends and Applications. IGI Global Press, 2012.


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