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Intelligent Vehicle Recognition based on Wireless Sensor Network


Maha Mohamed Nabeel, Mahmoud Fakhr El-Dein and Sherine Abd El-Kader

One of the main requirements of any intelligent transportation system is to be able to identify vehicles in the traffic. This paper presents an intelligent vehicle identification system used within a complete solution for a traffic monitoring system thatusesa novelwireless sensor network architecture to monitor traffic. A novel wireless sensor network architecture to monitor traffic is proposed where a visual sensor node captures images of the traffic and sends them to the traffic control center for processing. Also, this paper compares between three main localization and recognition algorithms. To locate the vehicle logo in the traffic image a symmetry detection algorithm is used to detect the inherent symmetry in vehicle frontal images. A fine location of the logo is identified using three different methods in the region marked by the symmetry line. After locating the logo three feature sets are extracted and presented to the classifier to correctly identify the type of the vehicle. The results of the localization and recognition algorithms show the efficiency of the presented system in identifying vehicle types with a recognition rate over 90%.

Keywords: vehicle logo recognition, traffic control systems and wireless sensor network

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Maha Mohamed Nabeel
Maha El Meseery gained Msc and Bsc. in computer engineering from Cairo University in 2009 and 2003 respectively. Since 2007, she works as a research assistant in Electronics Research Institute. Her research interests are image processing and pattern recognition.

Mahmoud Fakhr El-Dein
Mahmoud Fakhr El-Deinwas born in Giza, Egypt, in 1968. He received the B.S. degree in automatic control from the University of Minufia in 1991 and the M.Sc. and PhD degree in Computer Engineering, from Electronics and Communications Department, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, in 1996 and 2004 respectively. He works as an associate professor of computer science at the Electronics Research Institute. He has also worked at the Faculty of Engineering, Abha, KSA and different universities in Egypt. He works as a consultant at the ministry of communications and information technology, Egypt, 2004 till now and collects different experiences in information technology while working in different governmental organizations in Egypt. His areas of interest are Evolutionary Computation, Advanced automatic control, image processing and biomedical engineering

Sherine Abd El-Kader
Sherine. Abd El-kader has her MSc, & PhD degrees from the Electronics & Communications Dept. & Computers Dept.,Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, at 1998, & 2003. Dr. Abd El-kader is an Associate Prof., Computers &Systems Dept., at the Electronics Research Institute (ERI). She is currently supervising 3 PhD students, and 10 MScstudents. Dr. Abd El-kader has published more than 25 papers, 4 book chapters in computer networking area. She isworking in many computer networking hot topics such as; Wi-MAX, Wi-Fi, IP Mobility, QoS, Wireless sensorsNetworks, Ad-Hoc Networking, realtime traffics, Bluetooth, and IPv6. She is an Associate Prof., at Faculty of Engineering, AkhbarEl Yom Academy from 2007 till 2009. Also she is a technical reviewer for many international Journals. She is heading the Internetand Networking unit at ERI from 2003 till now. She is also heading the Information and Decision making support Center at ERIfrom 2009 till now. She is supervising many automation and web projects for ERI. She is supervising many Graduate Projects from 2006 till now. She is also a technical member at both the ERI projects committee and at the telecommunication networks committee,


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