ZTE has accomplished the industry's first trial of integrated sensing, computation, control and communication with a single AAU in Shanghai.
This trial witnessed ZTE’s successful application of the integrated sensing, computation, control, and communication system to the low-altitude security of parks. Using a single AAU to send and receive communication and sensing signals, the test result showed that the sensing precision reached the sub-meter level and the detection distance exceeded 1 km.
Integrated sensing, computation, control and communication is an important direction of 5G-Advanced innovations. This system uses wireless signals to provide real-time environment sensing so that traditional base stations are equipped with extra sensing capability besides the basic communication functions. It is certain that this technology will have great potential in the areas of park security and vehicle-road .
This system, integrating the communication and sensing capabilities of a single AAU with the powerful and real-time computing capability of the NodeEngine (the industry’s only base station with a built-in computing engine), works with the security facilities of the park to provide a low-altitude security solution that covers detection, location, identification, tracking and countermeasures.
In this test, when an unidentified drone was approaching the park from as close as one kilometer, the integrated system was capable of sensing the intrusion in real time and output the flight data such as distance, speed, longitude and latitude. Based on the powerful and real-time computing power, the system can accurately predict the trajectory of a moving object and enable a scout to further investigate the object. Through the video captured by the scout camera, security personnel can observe the intrusions to determine whether necessary countermeasures should be taken, including the expulsion of intruders from the park.
In the future, with the massive and ubiquitous deployment of 5G base stations, this system will bring many advantages, such as large-scale continuous coverage, low costs and easy deployment.
In addition, based on the successful sensing of base stations, the closed-loop application can be implemented through computing power base stations or third-party platforms, providing more efficient solutions for security protection in parks, vehicle-road coordination and natural disaster monitoring and early warning.
Moving forward, ZTE will continue to accelerate the development of 5G-Advanced technologies such as this integrated sensing, computation, control and communication system, as well as actively explore such applications in more fields.