By Topic

A Low-Cost, Tiled Embedded Smart Camera System for Computer Vision Applications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
W. D. Leon-Salas ; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Electrical Engineering, Lincoln, NE 68588, ; Senem Velipasalar ; Nathan Schemm ; Sina Balkir

In this demonstration, we present a low-resolution smart camera node with a custom-designed image sensor chip and peer-to-peer networking capabilities. Each camera can perform focal plane processing, and also has the computational power of the embedded controllers. Cameras can send data, such as results of image processing and feature extraction, over a peer-to-peer network. The distributed nature of such a system allows for increased scalability and robustness, and decreased bandwidth requirement over conventional server based systems. In our ongoing work, these lower-cost embedded smart cameras are being tiled instead of fabricating a higher-resolution sensor as a single chip. In our paper, we provide a detailed comparison of fabricating a higher-resolution sensor as a single chip and tiling lower-resolution embedded smart cameras in order to give motivation, and demonstrate the advantages. The comparison is made in terms of bandwidth, clock frequency, area, power, cost and global computations.

Published in:

2007 First ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras

Date of Conference:

25-28 Sept. 2007