Evaluation of Virtual Reality Tracking Performance for Indoor Navigation

Rui Wu, Jeevitha Pandurangaiah, Grayson Morgan Blankenship, Christopher Xavier Castro, Shanyue Guan, Andrew Ju, Zhen Zhu

Abstract: HTC Vive VR system was originally designed for entertainment. It is capable of high-accuracy indoor tracking and is relatively inexpensive compared to other professional indoor tracking systems. Recently, there is an increasing trend to use HTC Vive tracking system towards scientific research and educational applications. However, the tracking accuracy of position and orientation of a target can be significantly affected by the configuration of lighthouses (base stations). In this work, we proposed a simplified error model of the target position and orientation, which takes into consideration the lighthouse configuration, the relative location of the target, and the accuracy of the sensors. It can be used to optimize or evaluate the geometric distribution of lighthouses and receivers for specific applications.
Published in: 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)
April 20 - 23, 2020
Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 1311 - 1316
Cite this article: Wu, Rui, Pandurangaiah, Jeevitha, Blankenship, Grayson Morgan, Castro, Christopher Xavier, Guan, Shanyue, Ju, Andrew, Zhu, Zhen, "Evaluation of Virtual Reality Tracking Performance for Indoor Navigation," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, Oregon, April 2020, pp. 1311-1316.
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