Design and development of an IoT enabled pedestrian counting and environmental monitoring system for a smart city

Fowzia Akhter, Sam Khadivizand, Jordan Lodyga, Hasin Reza Siddiquei, Md. Eshrat E. Alahi, S. C. Mukhopadhyay

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A novel method for pedestrian counting using passive infrared (PIR) sensors is proposed and the corresponding system has been designed and developed. The inclusion of an environmental combo sensor in the proposed pedestrian counting system enabled environmental monitoring such as temperature, humidity, pressure, Carbon di Oxide (CO2) and Total Volatile Organic Component (TVOC). The detection lengths of the PIR sensors are varied by tuning the Field of View (FoV) of the Fresnel lens to differentiate the movements of humans and animals. A novel method is applied to locate the PIR sensors in the designed mould so that their coverage regions do not overlap. The sensor data are transmitted to the Thingspeak server via Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) communication protocol. The system is powered by a 6000 mAh rechargeable battery which is charged by the solar panel during day time enabling continuous data collection. The system's results are validated against manual counting and it is seen that more than 90% accuracy can be achieved by this intelligent system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 13th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148076, 9781728146317
ISBN (Print)9781728148083
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2019 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20194 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2156-8065
ISSN (Electronic)2156-8073

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2019
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period2/12/194/12/19

Keywords

  • pedestrian count
  • environmental monitoring
  • smart city
  • PIR sensors
  • FoV

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Design and development of an IoT enabled pedestrian counting and environmental monitoring system for a smart city'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this