Research Project worth Rs.2.24 Crore for UIET, PU

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Chandigarh, December 4, 2018: University Institute of Engineering and Technology(UIET), Panjab University bagged another research project, second in row, amounting to Rs. 2.24 Crore from Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India under the title ‘Development of 5G based UAV Augmented Intelligent Monitoring and Surveillance System’.
Future networks like 5G will have more reachability, better service architecture and higher speed for IoT(Internet of Things) and Artificial Intelligence based citizen centric smart monitoring, security, health, mobility related applications etc. The service architecture of 5G communication technology will lend support to concurrent execution of variety of M2M(Machine to Machine) services. This technology will play a major role in Smart City mission and solving India specific challenges. Recently, Government of India has released guidelines for drone usages. Data collected using policy compliant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will work in augmentation to sensors’ data to offer more accurate and reliable monitoring and security. Faculty members at Telecommunication Laboratory, UIET worked on this recent development.
The proposed work will implement a layered framework for seamless Device to Device (D2D) communication and control while collaborating modern technologies over 5G communication. Different layers will support varied functionality and will offer choice of services to end users. The integration of data storage on Cloud with machine learning models will enable real-time availability of data and help to run independent data analytics and applications offering flexible services to all stakeholders. The proposed framework can be used for deployment of applications like Mob behaviour analysis, Traffic analysis, Detection of intruders, Verification of land records, Illegal sand mining, Monitoring and detection of breeding areas for various diseases, etc.
The project will also help to build facilities for state-of-the-art research facilities for faculty, post-graduate students and research scholars to work on their research projects in this area and to enhance collaboration with the industry. Some of the objectives of project include: Setup of unified 5G platform for M2M communication and understanding UAV policy framework, Development of framework for capturing data using policy compliant UAVs, its storage and management, Developing Machine learning models for surveillance analytics and intelligent event detection, Performance Analysis and verification of the proposed system.
The project has the Coral Telecom Limited as Industry Partner contributing 10% of the project cost. The project is in continuation with their earlier project titled “Development of Unified IP based Communication Platform for Voice, Video, Data, Messaging and Chat Services” which led to development of a product ‘Nah-Sanchar’. It is a soft switching system which is deployed at various army cantonments with the help of industry partner.
In the current project, the team will work on developing indigenous IMS that will work on the top of 4G/5G network to provide connectivity and communication support to UAVs (drones) to carry out monitoring and surveillance operations. The work will have applications in different areas like Disaster Management, Military Surveillance, Mob Behavior Analysis, Detection of intruders, Traffic sensing and analysis, Verification of land records, Detection of illegal sand mining, Monitoring and detection of breeding areas of various diseases, and so on. The system is also intended to be coupled with machine learning models for detection of events and generation of alerts.
The research team led by Professor Sarbjeet Singh consists of Prof. Harish Kumar, Professor Sakshi Kaushal, Dr. Akashdeep, Dr. Arun Kumar and Dr. Naresh Kumar..

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018