Australian Digital Forensics Conference

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Conference Proceeding


The Pacific Islands are seriously challenged by the growth in wealth and the expansion of international material possessions. On the roads traffic has grown dramatically and the types of vehicles now using Island roads has greatly changed. With the importation of cheap second hand vehicles designed for freeway speeds serious safety issues have grown proportionally with the increasing numbers. In this research we consider the prohibitive costs of traditional traffic controls to economy and propose a light weight highly mobile aerial surveillance system that integrates with ground policing capability. Our research question was: How can road safety and security be enhanced with economical technologies? In addition to collecting and processing live data we have also designed a forensically ready system, and an information system to process the large amounts of data generated by the addition of these technologies into the traffic surveillance processes.


Cusack, B. & Maeakafa, G. (2016). Establishing effective and economical traffic surveillance in Tonga. In Valli, C. (Ed.). (2016). The Proceedings of 14th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 5-6 December 2016, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia (pp.50-56).




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