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Vol. 163, Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 33-38




Adaptation Computing Parameters of Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras for Traffic Monitoring

Ya Lin WU, Sun-Woo KO

Department of Smart Information Systems, Jeonju University, 303 Cheonjam-Ro, Wansan-Gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, Korea

E-mail: godfriend@hanmail.net


Received: 25 October 2013 /Accepted: 9 January 2014 /Published: 31 January 2014

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: The Closed- CIRCUIT television (CCTV) cameras have been widely used in recent years for traffic monitoring and surveillance applications. We can use CCTV cameras to extract automatically real-time traffic parameters according to the image processing and tracking technologies. Especially, the pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras can provide flexible view selection as well as a wider observation range, and this makes the traffic parameters can be accurately calculated. Therefore, that the parameters of PTZ cameras are calibrated plays an important role in vision-based traffic applications. However, in the specific traffic environment, which is that the license plate number of the illegal parking is located, the parameters of PTZ cameras have to be updated according to the position and distance of illegal parking. In proposed traffic monitoring systems, we use the ordinary webcam and PTZ camera. We get vanishing-point of traffic lane lines in the pixel-based coordinate system by fixed webcam. The parameters of PTZ camera can be initialized by distance of the traffic monitoring and specific objectives and vanishing-point. And then we can use the coordinate position of the illegally parked car to update the parameters of PTZ camera and then get the real word coordinate position of the illegally parked car and use it to compute the distance. The result shows the error of the tested distance and real distance is only 0.2064 meter.


Keywords: PTZ Camera, Traffic monitoring, Camera Calibration, Camera parameter.


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