Optical Fiber Sensing Technology Visualizing the Real World via Network Infrastructures – AI technologies for traffic monitoring

Publication Date: 8/30/2021

Event: The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)

Reference: PN2021-17: 29-35, 2021

Authors: Tomoyuki Hino, NEC Corporation; Fan Minhwan, NEC Corporation; Jiffy Lip, NEC Corporation; MIng-Fang Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Philip N. Ji, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.

Abstract: Optical fibers have a sensing function that captures environmental changes around the fiber cable. According to the recent technology evolution of optical transmission and AI, the application of the fiber sensing has expanded and visualization accuracy has improved. We have proposed to monitor the traffic flow on the road using the existing optical fiber infrastructure along the road. In this paper, we propose a traffic flow analysis AI algorithm with high environmental resistance and show the evaluation results of traffic monitoring.

Publication Link: https://ken.ieice.org/ken/paper/20210830cCFj/eng/