This paper proposes a novel multi-format stream grid
architecture for real-time image monitoring system. The system, based
on a three-tier architecture, includes stream receiving unit, stream
processor unit, and presentation unit. It is a distributed computing and
a loose coupling architecture. The benefit is the amount of required
servers can be adjusted depending on the loading of the image
monitoring system. The stream receive unit supports multi capture
source devices and multi-format stream compress encoder. Stream
processor unit includes three modules; they are stream clipping
module, image processing module and image management module.
Presentation unit can display image data on several different platforms.
We verified the proposed grid architecture with an actual test of image
monitoring. We used a fast image matching method with the
adjustable parameters for different monitoring situations. Background
subtraction method is also implemented in the system. Experimental
results showed that the proposed architecture is robust, adaptive, and
powerful in the image monitoring system.
Motion detection, grid architecture, image
monitoring system, and background subtraction.