Summary: Data Acquisition & Transfer for
Remote Video Surveillance
Project in Lieu of Thesis
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Sarath K. Dandala
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There is an increased awareness on security among all the nations of the world after
the tragic incident of 9/11. There is also an increased threat from terrorists who might use
weapons of mass destruction (WMD) at any area of high national security. The objective of
this project is to detect these threats using the latest and innovative available technologies.
This project is an attempt to extend the ever-increasing applications of image processing to
"under bridge inspection". The main objective of the project is to collect range and video
data of under bridge traffic such as vessels, container ships, etc. by placing different sensors
on the bridge and then transmit this data over a wireless network to a remote location for post
processing. This data is then used to generate a textured 3D model for interactive inspection.
The focus of the project is to monitor traffic such as large cargo ships, barges and other