The Journal of Supercomputing

, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 287–300

Enabling low bit-rate and reliable video surveillance over practical wireless sensor network

  • Min Chen
  • Sergio González
  • Huasong Cao
  • Yan Zhang
  • Son T. Vuong


With the rapid development of hardware and embedded systems, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are being developed for surveillance applications. While meriting more in-depth research and development, deploying a practical WSN for surveillance is challenging due to the limited power and bandwidth of the battery-operated sensor nodes. In this paper, we first propose an energy-efficient image transportation strategy through motion detection. In case of data delivery over long distance, this paper further investigates the use of cooperative communications to design a reliable image transmission scheme over WSN, and demonstrates its effectiveness in improving network reliability in wireless multimedia sensor networks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Chen
    • 1
  • Sergio González
    • 2
  • Huasong Cao
    • 2
  • Yan Zhang
    • 3
    • 4
  • Son T. Vuong
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Comp. Sci. & Eng.Seoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Dept. of Elect. & Comp. Eng.Univ. of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Simula Research LaboratoryLysakerNorway
  4. 4.IFIUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  5. 5.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniv. of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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