A survey of visual sensor network platforms


Tavli B., Bicakci K. , Zilan R., Barcelo-Ordinas J. M.

MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol.60, no.3, pp.689-726, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11042-011-0840-z
  • Title of Journal : MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.689-726
  • Keywords: Visual sensor networks, Embedded systems, Vision platforms, Image acquisition, System integration, IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.11, Embedded system interfaces, COMPRESSION

Abstract

Recent developments in low-cost CMOS cameras have created the opportunity of bringing imaging capabilities to sensor networks. Various visual sensor platforms have been developed with the aim of integrating visual data to wireless sensor applications. The objective of this article is to survey current visual sensor platforms according to in-network processing and compression/coding techniques together with their targeted applications. Characteristics of these platforms such as level of integration, data processing hardware, energy dissipation, radios and operating systems are also explored and discussed.