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Title: Real-time 3D visualization of volumetric video motion sensor data

Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of improving detection, assessment, and response capabilities of security systems. Our approach combines two state-of-the-art technologies: volumetric video motion detection (VVMD) and virtual reality (VR). This work capitalizes on the ability of VVMD technology to provide three-dimensional (3D) information about the position, shape, and size of intruders within a protected volume. The 3D information is obtained by fusing motion detection data from multiple video sensors. The second component involves the application of VR technology to display information relating to the sensors and the sensor environment. VR technology enables an operator, or security guard, to be immersed in a 3D graphical representation of the remote site. VVMD data is transmitted from the remote site via ordinary telephone lines. There are several benefits to displaying VVMD information in this way. Because the VVMD system provides 3D information and because the sensor environment is a physical 3D space, it seems natural to display this information in 3D. Also, the 3D graphical representation depicts essential details within and around the protected volume in a natural way for human perception. Sensor information can also be more easily interpreted when the operator can `move` through the virtual environment and explore themore » relationships between the sensor data, objects and other visual cues present in the virtual environment. By exploiting the powerful ability of humans to understand and interpret 3D information, we expect to improve the means for visualizing and interpreting sensor information, allow a human operator to assess a potential threat more quickly and accurately, and enable a more effective response. This paper will detail both the VVMD and VR technologies and will discuss a prototype system based upon their integration.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ; ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
413226
Report Number(s):
SAND-96-2781C; CONF-961113-2
ON: DE97001322
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Photonics East `96: International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) conference and exhibition on photonic sensors and controls for commercial applications, Boston, MA (United States), 19-21 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; MOTION DETECTION SYSTEMS; IMAGES; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SECURITY; REMOTE SENSING; VIDICONS; REMOTE VIEWING EQUIPMENT; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PERSONNEL MONITORING; SAFEGUARDS; IMAGE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Carlson, J, Stansfield, S, Shawver, D, Flachs, G M, Jordan, J B, and Bao, Z. Real-time 3D visualization of volumetric video motion sensor data. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Carlson, J, Stansfield, S, Shawver, D, Flachs, G M, Jordan, J B, & Bao, Z. Real-time 3D visualization of volumetric video motion sensor data. United States.
Carlson, J, Stansfield, S, Shawver, D, Flachs, G M, Jordan, J B, and Bao, Z. 1996. "Real-time 3D visualization of volumetric video motion sensor data". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/413226.
@article{osti_413226,
title = {Real-time 3D visualization of volumetric video motion sensor data},
author = {Carlson, J and Stansfield, S and Shawver, D and Flachs, G M and Jordan, J B and Bao, Z},
abstractNote = {This paper addresses the problem of improving detection, assessment, and response capabilities of security systems. Our approach combines two state-of-the-art technologies: volumetric video motion detection (VVMD) and virtual reality (VR). This work capitalizes on the ability of VVMD technology to provide three-dimensional (3D) information about the position, shape, and size of intruders within a protected volume. The 3D information is obtained by fusing motion detection data from multiple video sensors. The second component involves the application of VR technology to display information relating to the sensors and the sensor environment. VR technology enables an operator, or security guard, to be immersed in a 3D graphical representation of the remote site. VVMD data is transmitted from the remote site via ordinary telephone lines. There are several benefits to displaying VVMD information in this way. Because the VVMD system provides 3D information and because the sensor environment is a physical 3D space, it seems natural to display this information in 3D. Also, the 3D graphical representation depicts essential details within and around the protected volume in a natural way for human perception. Sensor information can also be more easily interpreted when the operator can `move` through the virtual environment and explore the relationships between the sensor data, objects and other visual cues present in the virtual environment. By exploiting the powerful ability of humans to understand and interpret 3D information, we expect to improve the means for visualizing and interpreting sensor information, allow a human operator to assess a potential threat more quickly and accurately, and enable a more effective response. This paper will detail both the VVMD and VR technologies and will discuss a prototype system based upon their integration.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/413226}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {11}
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