Research on wireless sensors represents a continuously evolving technological domain thanks to their high flexibility and scalability, fast and economical deployment, pervasiveness in industrial, civil and domestic contexts. However, the maintenance costs and the sensors reliability are strongly affected by the battery lifetime, which may limit their use. In this paper we consider a wireless smart camera, equipped with a low-energy radio receiver, and used to visually detect a moving radio-emitting target. To preserve the camera lifetime without sacrificing the detection capabilities, we design a probabilistic energy-aware controller to switch on/off the camera. The radio signal strength is used to predict the target detectability, via self-supervised Gaussian Process Regression combined with Recursive Bayesian Estimation. The automatic training process minimizes the human intervention, while the controller guarantees high detection accuracy and low energy consumption, as numerical and experimental results show.

Probabilistic RF-assisted camera wake-up through self-supervised gaussian process regression

Varotto L.;Cenedese A.
2021

Abstract

Research on wireless sensors represents a continuously evolving technological domain thanks to their high flexibility and scalability, fast and economical deployment, pervasiveness in industrial, civil and domestic contexts. However, the maintenance costs and the sensors reliability are strongly affected by the battery lifetime, which may limit their use. In this paper we consider a wireless smart camera, equipped with a low-energy radio receiver, and used to visually detect a moving radio-emitting target. To preserve the camera lifetime without sacrificing the detection capabilities, we design a probabilistic energy-aware controller to switch on/off the camera. The radio signal strength is used to predict the target detectability, via self-supervised Gaussian Process Regression combined with Recursive Bayesian Estimation. The automatic training process minimizes the human intervention, while the controller guarantees high detection accuracy and low energy consumption, as numerical and experimental results show.
2021 29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2021
978-1-6654-2258-1
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