Building an energy efficient wireless vision network for monitoring and surveillance is one of the major efforts in the sensor network community. We present a multi-modal video sensor node designed for low-power and low-cost video surveillance, traffic control and people detection based on wireless sensor networks. It is equipped with a solar energy harvesting unit, which extends the autonomy ofthe nodes considerably using a solar cell of 70 cm2 and exploits CMOS video camera and Pyroelectric InfraRed (PIR) sensors to reduce remarkably the power consumption of the system in absence of events. The on-board microprocessor enables image classification using algorithms basedon support vector machines (SVM). We describe hardware-software architecture of the video sensor node and characterization in terms of power consumption and accuracy. Finally simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of multimodal video sensors powered by harvesting circuit

A Solar-powered Video Sensor Node for Energy Efficient Multimodal Surveillance

MAGNO, MICHELE;BRUNELLI, DAVIDE;ZAPPI, PIERO;BENINI, LUCA
2008

Abstract

Building an energy efficient wireless vision network for monitoring and surveillance is one of the major efforts in the sensor network community. We present a multi-modal video sensor node designed for low-power and low-cost video surveillance, traffic control and people detection based on wireless sensor networks. It is equipped with a solar energy harvesting unit, which extends the autonomy ofthe nodes considerably using a solar cell of 70 cm2 and exploits CMOS video camera and Pyroelectric InfraRed (PIR) sensors to reduce remarkably the power consumption of the system in absence of events. The on-board microprocessor enables image classification using algorithms basedon support vector machines (SVM). We describe hardware-software architecture of the video sensor node and characterization in terms of power consumption and accuracy. Finally simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of multimodal video sensors powered by harvesting circuit
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