Title: An Ultrasonic Sensor Network for High-Quality Range-Bearing-Based Indoor Positioning
Author(s): Sergio Flores, Johanna Geiß and Martin Vossiek
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016
April 11 - 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Savannah, GA
Pages: 572 - 576
Cite this article: Flores, Sergio, Geiß, Johanna, Vossiek, Martin, "An Ultrasonic Sensor Network for High-Quality Range-Bearing-Based Indoor Positioning," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016, Savannah, GA, April 2016, pp. 572-576.
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Abstract: We present an indoor positioning system based on time-of-arrival (TOA) and angle-of-arrival (AOA/bearing) estimations using ultrasonic signals. Sensor anchor nodes deployed in the area of interest detect incoming signals from a mobile ultrasonic transmitter. The developed algorithm uses the range-bearing positioning method and can deal with ambiguous AOA sensor data. The system delivers 2D locations. We tested our positioning system inside an office building. Our system can locate objects with an error well below 10 cm even under these conditions with multipath reflections.