Employing Telecom Fiber Cables as Sensing Media for Road Traffic Applications

Publication Date: 10/7/2021

Event: WOCC 2021

Reference: p61830: 1-3,2021

Authors: Ming-Fang Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Chaitanya Narisetty, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Carnegie Mellon University; Milad Salemi, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Ting Wang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

Abstract: Distributed fiber optic sensing systems (DFOS) allow deployed fiber cables to be sensing media, not only dedicated function of data transmission. The fiber cable can monitor the ambient environment over wide area for many applications. We review recent field trial results, and show how artificial intelligence (AI) can help on the application of road traffic monitoring. The results show that fiber sensing can monitor the periodic traffic changes in hourly, daily, weekly and seasonal.

Publication Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9602907