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Conference Proceeding




Computing, Health and Science


School of Engineering (SOE)/Centre for Communications Engineering Research




This article was originally published as: Ahmad, I., & Habibi, D. (2010). High Utility Video Surveillance System on Public Transport using WiMAX technology. Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference . (pp. 1-5.). Sydney, Australia. IEEE . Original article available here


Video surveillance on public transport is a useful tool to fight against anti-social behaviour like vandalism, harassment, graffiti and terrorism. Real-time video surveillance on moving public transport faces serious technological challenges mainly due to limited throughput offered by existing communication technologies at high vehicular speeds. Success of real-time video surveillance on public transport heavily depends on future communication technologies like WiMAX. WiMAX has emerged as an exciting technology with promises to offer high throughput and improved quality of services (QoS), key requirements for video surveillance on public transport. WiMAX however, offers limited throughput at high vehicular speeds mainly because of multipath fading that causes high bit error rate at the receiver at vehicular speeds. In our previous works, we showed that it is possible to estimate the bit error rate at the receiver end at various vehicular speeds in WiMAX and accordingly, some proactive measures can be adopted to improve the throughput to some extents. Overall throughput however, may still be insufficient to support the streaming video data from all the cameras mounted on a public transport at high vehicular speeds. In this paper, we propose a new scheme that estimates utility for different cameras and puts some low utility cameras offline and thereby maintains high utility of the video surveillance system when the throughput at high vehicular speeds become insufficient. Simulation results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.



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