FIBRATRAFIC: Fiber optic sensors distributed for road traffic monitoring using telecommunication networks

Start date: May 1, 2020
End date: November 30, 2022


The objective of the FIBRATRAFIC project is to develop a new road traffic monitoring system based on three fundamental technologies:

  • Fiber-based Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS)
  • Signal processing techniques
  • Machine Learning


There are 3 phases:

A first phase of technology development that will take place in a laboratory environment.

A second in which it will validate in a representative environment, specifically the connection that the UPNA laboratories already have with fiber optic cables that run along a road near the university will be used.

Finally, in the third phase of the project, a field prototype of the monitoring system will be built that will be installed and demonstrated in a real environment, taking advantage of the fiber optic networks of the Pamplona City Council and the Government of Navarra.


Aingeru Barrio, Mobility proyect manajer at NAITEC





Project financed by the Government of Navarra through the 2020 call for grants to Technology Centers and Research Organizations for carrying out collaborative R&D projects.