Mobile ground control station for local surveillance
The Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing operates different types of sensors on several mobile and stationary platforms for surveillance such as multiple micro UAVs, a helium captive balloon, networks of radio sensors, various network cameras, and mobile land and underwater robots. The surveillance system AMFIS presented in this paper is an integration platform that can be used to interconnect system components and algorithms. The specific tasks that can be performed using AMFIS include surveillance of scenes and paths, detection, localization and identification of people and vehicles as well as collection of evidence. The major advantages of this ground control station are its capability to display and fuse data from multiple sensor sources and the high flexibility of the software framework to build a variety of surveillance applications.