In the last few years, there has been a growing interest in developing sensing systems using RF signals of opportunity, especially exploiting radar-based techniques. Long Term Evolution (LTE) signals are excellent candidates as signals of opportunity thanks to their wide availability and penetration in indoor environments. This is the first work investigating the possibility to use LTE signals for crowd density estimation. The proposed approach is not radar-like but it exploits the correlation between the variations of the received LTE signals (in particular, of the Reference Signal Received Power) and the number of people. An experimental evaluation of the performance is carried out in a indoor environment testing three different positions of the LTE receiver. Achieved results in terms of classification accuracy are very promising.

Di Domenico, S., De Sanctis, M., Cianca, E., Colucci, P., & Bianchi, G. (2017). LTE-based passive device-free crowd density estimation. In IEEE International Conference on Communications (pp.1-6). IEEE [10.1109/ICC.2017.7997194].

LTE-based passive device-free crowd density estimation

Di Domenico, Simone;De Sanctis, Mauro;Cianca, Ernestina;Bianchi, Giuseppe
2017

Abstract

In the last few years, there has been a growing interest in developing sensing systems using RF signals of opportunity, especially exploiting radar-based techniques. Long Term Evolution (LTE) signals are excellent candidates as signals of opportunity thanks to their wide availability and penetration in indoor environments. This is the first work investigating the possibility to use LTE signals for crowd density estimation. The proposed approach is not radar-like but it exploits the correlation between the variations of the received LTE signals (in particular, of the Reference Signal Received Power) and the number of people. An experimental evaluation of the performance is carried out in a indoor environment testing three different positions of the LTE receiver. Achieved results in terms of classification accuracy are very promising.
2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
Paris (France)
2017
Rilevanza internazionale
contributo
Settore ING-INF/03 - Telecomunicazioni
eng
Computer Networks and Communications; Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Di Domenico, S., De Sanctis, M., Cianca, E., Colucci, P., & Bianchi, G. (2017). LTE-based passive device-free crowd density estimation. In IEEE International Conference on Communications (pp.1-6). IEEE [10.1109/ICC.2017.7997194].
Di Domenico, S; De Sanctis, M; Cianca, E; Colucci, P; Bianchi, G
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