Active surveillance using depth sensing technology-Part II: extending tracking range via cascaded depth sensors

Wei Qi Chung, Vishnu Monn Baskaran

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In part II of a three-part series on active surveillance using depth-sensing technology, this paper proposes a method which autonomously transfers tracking of a premise intruder from one adjacent Kinect sensor to the other. The proposed method addresses the inherent limited depth range of a Kinect sensor in tracking an intruder further away. This is achieved by continuously monitoring the rotation angle of a Kinect sensor that is mounted on an independent pan-tilt unit (PTU). As the rotation angle approaches a crossover region, the current PTU signals the adjacent PTU to rotate towards this region, at which the adjacent unit then identifies and continues to track the intruder. Experiment results validate the feasibility of the proposed method in tracking an intruder at longer distances through cascaded Kinect sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2016
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020737
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan 2016 - Nantou County, Taiwan
Duration: 27 May 201630 May 2016
Conference number: 3rd (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan 2016
Abbreviated titleICCE-TW 2016
CityNantou County
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