Immersive Imaging System

Organization: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Co-Developer(s): The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
Year: 2018

The Immersive Imaging System is a video surveillance system designed to capture wide-area, high-resolution imagery from a single vantage point. The system provides 360-degree surveillance at a resolution sufficient to identify a person’s face at distances up to 100 meters in all directions simultaneously. This coverage is equivalent to the area of approximately seven football fields. The system also presents the video in an easy-to-use graphical user interface. Data is distributed over a network interface to allow multiple operators to simultaneously browse the imagery in real time by using virtual pantilt- zoom controls of the scene. The data are also archived in a large storage array that allows users to conduct full forensic investigations of past incidents. Video algorithms implemented in the graphical user interface can cue users, such as security personnel and law enforcement, to suspicious activity in both real-time and retrospective searches.

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