Image Acquisition System based on Synchronized High Resolution Gigabit Ethernet Cameras

Michał Włodarczyk, Damian Kacperski, Tomasz Płuciennik, Kamil Grabowski

Abstract


Over the last few years, the huge rise in various computer vision applications can
be observed. They are widely used in such areas like video surveillance, medical
diagnostics, biometrics recognition, the automotive or military industries. Most
of these solutions take advantage of high-resolution cameras in order to obtain
high quality images. Surprisingly, little attention is paid in the literature to
the practical implementation of off-the-shelf image acquisition systems. Most
available solutions are composed of custom developed electronic devices which
use specialized multi-core DSPs and / or FPGA technology. Therefore, in this
paper the novel realization of the scalable and comprehensive image acquisition
system based on synchronized high resolution Gigabit Ethernet cameras
is presented. The proposed solution allows the connection of multiple cameras
together with any number of external illumination modules. Selected devices
can be synchronized with each other in user-defined configurations. Hence,
designed solution can be easily integrated in both simple and complex applications.
Authors describe in detail design and implementation processes of the
proposed platform. The performance issues that can occur in such systems are
presented and discussed. Obtained results are encouraging and useful for the
development of similar solutions.



Keywords


image acquisition; cameras synchronized with illumination; biometrics; face recognition

Full Text:

PDF

References


Ahmed S. M. A. A., Khalifa O.O., Vision-Based Detection and Tracking of Moving Target in Video Surveillance, Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE), 2014 International Conference on, 2014

Melo R., Barreto J. P., Falcao G., A New Solution for Camera Calibration and Real-Time Image Distortion Correction in Medical Endoscopy, Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 2012

Choi H. Park U, Jain A. K., PTZ camera assisted face acquisition, tracking and recognition, Biometrics: Theory Applications and Systems (BTAS), Fourth IEEE International Conference on, 2010

Diosi A., Segvic S., Remazeilles A., Chaumette F., Experimental Evaluation of Autonomous Driving Based on Visual Memory and Image-Based Visual Servoing, Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 2011

Senpheng M., Ruchanurucks M., Automatic landing assistant system based on stripe lines on runway using computer vision, cience and Technology (TICST), 2015 International Conference on, 2015

Wenjin S., Lin L., Yuangqing W., Images acquisition and processing system based on CIS and DSP, Information and Automation (ICIA), IEEE International Conference on, 2013

Makowski D., Mielczarek A., Perek P., Jablonski G., Orlikowski M., Sakowicz B., Napieralski A., Makijarvi P., Simrock S., Martin V., High-Performance Image Acquisition and Processing System with MTCA.4, Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on, 2015

Zhang W., Wei Z., He X., Qiao P., Liang G., The design of high speed image acquisition system over Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security (WCNIS), IEEE International Conference on, 2010

Fintel R., Comparison of the Most Common Digital Interface Technologies in Vision Technology, Baslerweb, 2013

Xin L., Bahadir G.; Lei Z., Image demosaicing: a systematic surver, Visual Communications and Image Processing, International Conference on, 2008

Malvar H., Li-wei H., Cutler R., High-quality linear interpolation for demosaicing of Bayer-patterned color images, Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on, 2004

Armstrong B., Veettil S.K., Soft Synchronization: Synchronization for NetworkConnected Machine Vision Systems, Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on, 2007

Noda A., Yamakawa Y., Ishikawa M., Frame synchronization for networked highspeed vision systems, Sensors, IEEE, 2014

Moore C., Duckworth T., Aspin R., Roberts D., Synchronization of images from multiple cameras to reconstruct a moving human, Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications, IEEE/ACM Symposium on, 2010

Sun J., HuiHui M., Du X., High precision time synchronization scheme for Distributed Intrusion Detection System, Computer Application and System Modeling, International Conference On, 2010

Sarker M., Dahl T., Flexible Communication in Multi-robotic Control System Using HEAD: Hybrid Event-driven Architecture on D-Bus, Control 2010, UKACC International Conference on, 2010

Namiot D., Sneps-Sneppe M., On Micro-services Architecture, International Journal of Open Information Technologies, 2014

Okumura K., Oku H., Ishikawa M., High-speed gaze controller for millisecondorder pan/tilt camera, Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE International Conference on, 2011

Viola P., Jones M., Rapid object detection using a boosted cascade of simple features, IEEE Computer Society Conference, 2001

Kacperski D., Sankowski W., Wlodarczyk M., Grabowski K., Calibration of Vision Systems Operating in Separate Coordinate Systems, International Journal of Microelectronics and Computer Science, 2016

Park U., Ross A., Jain A. K., Periocular biometrics in the visible spectrum: A feasibility study, Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, 3rd IEEE International Conference on, 2009

Ojala T., Pietikainen M., Harwood D., A comparative study of texture measures with classification based on featured distributions, Patter Recognition, 1996

Dalal N., Triggs B., Histogram of oriented gradients for human detection, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Proceedings of the International Conference on, 2005

Lowe D., Distinctive image features from scale-invariant keypoints, International Journal Computer Vision, 2004

Kazemi V., Sullivan J., One Millisecond Face Alignment with an Ensemble of Regression Trees, Computer Vision and Patter Recognition, IEEE Conference on, 2014

Kacperski D., Krotewicz P., Wlodarczyk M., Grabowski K., Pose-oriented face images acquisition platform, Mixed Design of Integrated Circuits and System, 23rd International Conference, 2016

Thönes J., Microservices, IEEE Software, 2015

GigE Vision Standard Specification, 2011

Genie TS Series Camera User’s Manual 1.20, 2014

Aravis Reference Manual, 2015

GLib Reference Manual, 2015

D-BUS Reference Manual, 2015

GenICam Standard Specification, 2015

IEEE Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems, 2008

GStreamer Reference Manual, 2015

The OpenCV Reference Manual Release 2.4.9.0, 2014

IEEE Standard for Ethernet, 2012

IEEE Standard for IEEE 1284, 1994

National Instruments Digital I/O myRIO, 2016

Amazon Online Store, 2016




DOI: https://doi.org/10.7494/csci.2017.18.2.179

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.