Data Driven Cyber-Physical System for Landslide Detection

  • Zhi LiuEmail author
  • Toshitaka Tsuda
  • Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Satoko Ryuo
  • Nagateru Iwasawa


Natural disaster is one of the most important research topics worldwide. In this paper, a data driven cyber-physical system is introduced to detect landslides. This system is composed of Wi-Sun acceleration sensors, which can detect the acceleration of the nearby environment in 3D domain, and the sensors are linked with the router (act as ’sink’ node) via Wi-Sun transmission (i.e. IEEE802.15.4g). The details of the detection system are explained and the landslide detection mechanism with low computational complexity is proposed. A traffic reduction method is proposed thereafter to help reduce the data needed for transmission by exploring the intra-correlations of the sensor data. This method can save the energy consumption without degrading the detection performance. Field test is conducted and the results show that the landslide can be detected and amount of data to be transmitted can be reduced, which verifies the system’s effectiveness.


Wireless sensor network WSN Landslide Intra-correlation Energy consumption Disaster Wi-Sun 



The research results have been achieved by ”Research and Development on Fundamental and Utilization Technologies for Social Big Data,” the Commissioned Research of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhi Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Toshitaka Tsuda
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Watanabe
    • 1
  • Satoko Ryuo
    • 2
  • Nagateru Iwasawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityShinju-kuJapan
  2. 2.Railway Technical Research InstituteTokyoJapan

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