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Cooperating Camera Platforms for Ultra High-Resolution Tracking of Traffic

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0104
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Monday, August 6, 2012
End Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
TRT Terms: 
Signalization; Operations; Research; Highway Traffic Control; Safety; Traffic Flow; Traffic Surveillance
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations
Subject Area: 
Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

First Name: 
Dale
Last Name: 
Thompson
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3270
Email Address: 
Team: 
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office:
Office of Operations Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDO-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

This project is designed to provide high-definition cooperative camera traffic surveillance. This system will have enhanced capabilities to recognize "events" in the highway infrastructure and relay this information to command centers in real time. In addition, the technology will enable any feature extraction algorithm to interoperate with ultra high-resolution surveillance hardware. This research will explore the use of cooperating camera platforms, high accuracy gimbals, high-definition vision cameras, and servo-stabilized platforms. These technologies provide unique crosscutting opportunities. This crosscutting system might enable significant improvements in the power of computer vision algorithms and will allow a test bed for developers of the algorithms because the system design for utilization of the cameras provides an agnostic interface with analysis algorithms. This project will expand understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of ultra high-resolution traffic surveillance and real-time analysis and dissemination of detected "events" or anomalies.

Goals 

Explore the use of cooperating camera platforms, high-accuracy gimbals, high-definition vision cameras, and servo-stabilized platforms to track pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Deliverables