Layering of real-time distributed processes [chapter]

Wil Janssen, Mannes Poel, Job Zwiers, Qiwen Xu
1994 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The embedded systems group at Princeton University is building a distributed system for real-time analysis of video from multiple cameras. Most work in multiplecamera video systems relies on centralized processing. However, performing video computations at a central server has several disadvantages: it introduces latency that reduces the response time of the video system; it increases the amount of buffer memory required; and it consumes network bandwidth. These problems cause centralized video
more » ... processing systems to not only provide lower performance but to use excess power as well. A deployable multi-camera video system must perform distributed computation, including computation near the camera as well as remote computations, in order to meet performance and power requirements.
doi:10.1007/3-540-58468-4_175 fatcat:vy6cjvsqdbg3njatr6xbz3emoy