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How good are cheap depth cameras, namely the Microsoft Kinect, compared to state of the art Time-of-Flight depth cameras? In this paper several depth cameras of different types were put to the test on a variety of tasks in order to judge their respective performance and to find out their weaknesses. We will concentrate on the common area of applications for(More)
For a few years cameras have been available which are able to provide depth values gained from a PMD chip through the Time-of-Flight principle. Recently, cameras combining a normal color chip with such a PMD chip in a monocular setup have been developed. One drawback of these 2D/3D cameras is that the resolution of the depth images is much lower than those(More)
Background subtraction is a common first step in the field of video processing and it is used to reduce the effective image size in subsequent processing steps by segmenting the mostly static background from the moving or changing foreground. In this paper previous approaches towards background modeling are extended to handle videos accompanied by(More)
In this work, a secure wireless sensor network (WSN) for the surveillance, monitoring and protection of critical infrastructures was developed. To guarantee the security of the system, the main focus was the implementation of a unique security concept, which includes both security on the communication level, as well as mechanisms that ensure the functional(More)
Time-of-flight (Tof) imaging based on the photonic mixer device (PMD) or similar ToF imaging solutions has been limited to short distances in the past, due to limited lighting devices and low sensitivity of ToF imaging chips. Long-range distance measurements are typically the domain of laser scanning systems. In this paper, PMD based medium- and long-range(More)