I INTRODUCTION TO SMART CAMERAS.- Smart Cameras: A Historical Evolution.- Smart Cameras: Fundamentals and Classification.- Smart Cameras: Technologies and Applications.- II IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES AND ARCHITECTURE OF SMART CAMERAS.- Detectors, Pixels, and Signal Processing.- Image Sensor Architectures.- III EMBEDDED VISION.- Embedded Vision Challenges.- High-Performance Smart Cameras.- Embedded Stereo Vision.- IV COMPUTER VISION FOR SMART CAMERAS.- Self-Calibrating Cameras in Video Surveillance.- Change Detection for Object Segmentation.- Object Tracking on Embedded Hardware.- V DISTRIBUTED SMART CAMERAS.- Designing a Wireless Smart Camera with a High-Performance Vision System.- Automatic Geo-registration and Inter-Sensor Calibration in Large Sensor Networks.- Application Development and Management of Smart Camera Networks.- Stereo Vision in a Network of Co-operative Cameras.- VI SELECTED APPLICATIONS OF SMART CAMERAS.- Smart Cameras for Machine Vision.- Smart Cameras for Visual Surveillance.- Camera-Based Automotive Systems.- VII SMART CAMERAS MARKETS.- Market Demands and Analysis.- VIII THE FUTURE OF SMART CAMERAS.- Future Directions of Smart Cameras.
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.
Provides content on smart cameras for interdisciplinary audience (embedded systems; image processing; camera technology) of professionals and students
Offers self-contained, single-source reference for content otherwise found only in disparate sources
Covers history, state-of-the-art, and numerous applications, e.g., surveillance and monitoring, robotics, and transportation