Low data rate wireless networks can be deployed for physical intrusion detection and localization purposes. The intrusion of a physical object (or human) will disrupt the radio frequency magnetic field, and can be detected by observing the change of radio attenuation. This gives the basis for the radio tomographic imaging technology which has been recently developed for passively monitoring and tracking objects. Due to noise and the lack of knowledge about the number and the sizes of intruding objects, multi-object intrusion detection and localization is a challenging issue. This article proposes an extended VB-GMM (i.e. variational Bayesian Gaussian mixture model) algorithm in treating this problem. The extended VBGMM algorithm applies a Gaussian mixture model to model the changed radio attenuation in a monitored field due to the intrusion of an unknown number of objects, and uses a modified version of the variational Bayesian approach for model estimation. Real world data from both outdoor and indoor experiments (using the radio tomographic imaging technology) have been used to verify the high accuracy and the robustness of the proposed multi-object localization algorithm.
- Inbäddad systemteknik (20207)