Here, we propose a novel application of a low-cost robust gravimetric system for public place access monitoring purposes. The proposed solution is intended to be exploited in a multi-sensor scenario, where heterogeneous information, coming from different sources (e.g., metal detectors and surveillance cameras), are collected in a central data fusion unit to obtain a more detailed and accurate evaluation of notable events. Specifically, the word "notable" refers essentially to two event categories: the first category is represented by irregular events, corresponding typically to multiple people passing together through a security gate; the second category includes some event subsets, whose notification can be interesting for assistance provision (in the case of people with disabilities), or for statistical analysis. The employed gravimetric sensor, compared to other devices existing in the literature, exhibits a simple scalable robust structure, made up of an array of rigid steel plates, each laid on four load cells. We developed a tailored hardware and software to individually acquire the load cell signals, and to post-process the data to formulate a classification of the notable events. The results are encouraging, showing a remarkable detectability of irregularities (95.3% of all the test cases) and a satisfactory identification of the other event types.

Addabbo, T., Fort, A., Intravaia, M., Mugnaini, M., Tani, M., Vignoli, V., et al. (2020). Working Principle and Performance of a Scalable Gravimetric System for the Monitoring of Access to Public Places. SENSORS, 20(24) [10.3390/s20247225].

Working Principle and Performance of a Scalable Gravimetric System for the Monitoring of Access to Public Places

Addabbo, T.;Fort, A.;Intravaia, M.
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Mugnaini, M.;Vignoli, V.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Here, we propose a novel application of a low-cost robust gravimetric system for public place access monitoring purposes. The proposed solution is intended to be exploited in a multi-sensor scenario, where heterogeneous information, coming from different sources (e.g., metal detectors and surveillance cameras), are collected in a central data fusion unit to obtain a more detailed and accurate evaluation of notable events. Specifically, the word "notable" refers essentially to two event categories: the first category is represented by irregular events, corresponding typically to multiple people passing together through a security gate; the second category includes some event subsets, whose notification can be interesting for assistance provision (in the case of people with disabilities), or for statistical analysis. The employed gravimetric sensor, compared to other devices existing in the literature, exhibits a simple scalable robust structure, made up of an array of rigid steel plates, each laid on four load cells. We developed a tailored hardware and software to individually acquire the load cell signals, and to post-process the data to formulate a classification of the notable events. The results are encouraging, showing a remarkable detectability of irregularities (95.3% of all the test cases) and a satisfactory identification of the other event types.
Addabbo, T., Fort, A., Intravaia, M., Mugnaini, M., Tani, M., Vignoli, V., et al. (2020). Working Principle and Performance of a Scalable Gravimetric System for the Monitoring of Access to Public Places. SENSORS, 20(24) [10.3390/s20247225].
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