The CORFOU Project

COnception d’un Radar de FOUle (Crowd radar system conception)


New technologies are now being considered to monitor crowds in order to avoid incidents during mass events and to facilitate day-to-day mobility in cities. ULB's wireless communications group has developed a crowd density sensor, MUFINS, which is now being exploited economically by the company Macq.


The aim of the project "Design of a radar for monitoring crowd dynamics" is to design a complementary sensor based on radar technology to support the analysis of crowd dynamics, in particular the flow of people. This would enable longer-term density predictions and the detection of specific group movements.


A prototype will be used throughout the project to acquire data on two reference sites. The crowd will be analysed using classification techniques applied to the micro-Doppler analysis of the radar signals.