|Abstract:||Inexpensive three-axis magnetometers can sense not just heading, but also variations in Earth’s magnetic field. Combined with a magnetic field map, this information can be used for positioning. Pairing the three-axis magnetometer measurements with position information from a ground vehicle creates a magnetic field map containing the variation and localized perturbations in Earth’s magnetic field as a function of position. A magnetometer and the magnetic field map can then be used for navigation. This paper describes how magnetometer measurements can be used to calculate a position update using three different likelihood functions, and it also demonstrates direct incorporation of magnetic field measurements into a map-matching particle filter. These algorithms were tested in three different vehicles under a variety of road conditions and demonstrated meter-level positioning when local magnetic field features are available. Overall the information is sufficient for road level navigation when used as the sole source of navigation information.|
|Published in:||NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 61, Number 4|
|Pages:||237 - 252|
|Cite this article:||
Shockley, J. A., Raquet, J. F., "Navigation of Ground Vehicles Using Magnetic Field Variations", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 61, No. 4,
2014, pp. 237-252.
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