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AR 5G Signal Strength

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Proof of Concept:  Augmented Reality - Signal Strength Visualization for Wifi / LTE and 5G (Drone Survey)

Project Skittles is exciting, because it demonstrates the value of:
MAKING VISIBILE THAT WHICH IS INVISIBLE - which extends beyond RF...

 

 

Drone Surveys WIFI Signal Strength and AR Visualize

JUne 21 2019 Test

 

 <LINK>  Magic Leap POC

 

SurveyCopter (Photo Credit Jay Griffin)

 

Loaded Drone with Gear - Test Flight #1

 

POC at IBM Watson West (LTE Data)

 

Demonstration / Value


Visualization:  

Point cloud , anchored to physical location

 

Data Sources (Real world)

  • WIFI Signal Strength Level
  • LTE Signal Strengh Level
  • Ping Test
  • X Y Z coordinates (For above)

 

Attenuation in Weather? (explore & visualize) - fog, rain and drizzle

source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/atmospheric-attenuation

 

Mapping Options:

 
  • Manual (MAC)
  • Manual (Raspberry PI with a button - and some 1m resolution locator - GPS or other localized data)
  • Drone - fly drone 8 X 8 X 3  (think about three chess boards) - taking measurements
 

Actionable Insights: 

 
  • Adjust mesh antennas (rotate, relocate, or add more) to ensure sufficient coverage across physical space.
  • Modify Policies to ensure choke points are prioritizing network or compute that is priority

 

     Post It Credit :) - Jenna G.

   

 

 

Trade Show WIFI Visualized - June 2019

 

 

Started with Dummy Data... then

https://github.com/rustyoldrake/Catchers_Mitt/blob/master/Signal%20Strength%20Basic%20Data%20Generator.csv

 

https://github.com/rustyoldrake/Catchers_Mitt/blob/master/Signal%20Strength%20Basic%20Data%20Generator.xlsx

 

     Make believe heat map...

 

 

... Real Data - Mapping Signal Strength for Real

mac terminal >

while x=1; do /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I | grep CtlRSSI; sleep 0.5; done

wifi SSI - you can script, or just walk around your room and holler to your friend the coordinates and 'level'

 

Test Flight #2 (Jay Griffin) - Drone Programmed in Node Red to Survey and Get signal strength

 

BIll of Materials

 

1x Tello-EDU drone $99
https://store.dji.com/product/tello-edu?vid=47091
* Be sure it is the "EDU" version of the drone. It allows for easier wireless connectivity for accessing the flight SDK

recommended accessories:
spare propellers $4
https://store.dji.com/product/tello-propellers
spare battery $19
https://store.dji.com/product/tello-battery?from=compatibility
battery charging hub $25
https://store.dji.com/product/tello-battery-charging-hub


1x(3x) Raspberry PI Zero W $10
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3400
for $10 ea. spares are good

I got this kit for a bit more which covered most accessories $60
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3411


1x GPS breakout card $40
https://www.adafruit.com/product/746

Other items

wire spools (4 colors needed, 6 in the pack) $16
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1311

Solder $8
https://www.adafruit.com/product/145

iron $22
https://www.adafruit.com/product/180

solder wick (recommended if soldering novice, mandatory if expert.... or so I'm told) $3
https://www.adafruit.com/product/149

Really short usb cable: $6 (important for weight and mounting balance)
https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-Compatible-Kindle-Android-Tablet/dp/B01M5GZ3N0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=CC0573-2&qid=1559593854&s=electronics&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1
total ~$300 depending on replacement part insurance.
 

 

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Prior Work (Pre-POC) - Proof of Concept (Magic Leap)

thanks Jake Madden!

Jake did a POC > he "created a test Magic Leap Unity project that reads in the csv file and creates colored spheres of sizes corresponding to the strength value and similar color scheme to the example table... captured a short video demonstrating on the ML1. It doesn't factor in walls for occlusion presently but could and demonstrates the idea."

 

Video Demo

The video is around 80mb:

 

What Next 1?

Weather, Humidity, Pollutants, Altitude impact on propogation and models

 

https://www.etsi.org/images/files/ETSIWhitePapers/etsi_wp25_mwt_and_5g_FINAL.pdf

 

What Next 2?

 

  • Mini-Project 1 - MANUAL MAP - Do some REAL WORLD signal strength mapping (hand hold a Mac, or phone) and manually create a (A) WIFI Strength ;  (B) LTE / 4G Signal Strength
  • Mini-Project 2 - DRONE Survey - program a drone to SURVEY an area - 1 meter grid coordinates, measure, move , measure, move (could also be a ROOMBA)
  • Mini-Project 3- Explore 3D mesh of Room / Enviroment  (thanks Joe P!) https://www.6d.ai/ APIs for Augmented Reality and the AR Cloud. With just a smartphone camera, 6D.ai's SDK creates a 3D mesh of the world around you. App developers can easily relocalize multiple cross-platform players into the same coordinate system. Objects remain persistent across sessions while respecting occlusion (JP > for "signal strength demo could be that you only see the spheres that are within your view")
  • Mini-Project 4 - GHOST Protocol - visualizing an after-image for security or perimiter monitoring
  • Mini-Project 5  - overlay multiple frequencies - e.g. 5G and LTE and WIFI on same viz (find juicy network in a stadium or event)

IBM Watson Studio

https://www.ibm.com/cloud/watson-studio

 

IBM Immersive Data:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=111&v=6Nni5ywbEqo

 

For Later:

Dial and call "*3001#12345#*" to enter iOS Field Test mode.

 

 

https://medium.com/ibm-watson/visualize-high-dimensional-data-fast-watson-studio-ebad7e7e1b6a

 

 

 
Guess which WIFI node our MAC was connected to?  :)
 
 

 

 

 

 

OTHER LINKS

 

Finding Hidden Cells Phones in Prisons

https://medium.com/@gwilymnewton/finding-hidden-cells-phones-in-prisons-16421352e039

 

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Hi! I like to play with data, analytics and hack around with robots and gadgets in my garage. Lately I've been learning about machine learning.

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