Low Cost MEMS Based Systems Augmenting Location and Navigation Performance in Consumer and Industrial Electronics Applications

Marcellino Gemelli, Ryotaro Sakauchi, Thomas Block, Sergej Scheiermann

Abstract: In the last few years, there has been an explosion of user cases involving the location of consumer electronics devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. This need for positioning and navigation has extended from outdoors where GNSS provides high quality service to indoor areas where it is inadequate. Bosch Sensortec would like to present an update on the progress that inertial and barometric, MEMS-based navigation has made in augmenting our everyday lives, from the extension of the battery life in a GNSS-enabled smartwatch, to vertical location inside buildings (e911 as mandated by the FCC), to drone navigation in urban canyons, to seamless navigation in closed spaces such as airports or conference centers, or even underground. Real world examples are presented for the full range of commercially available MEMS components including acceleration, magnetic, gyro and air pressure sensors as well as their interaction with wide area infrastructure, advanced navigation software and positioning ecosystems.
Published in: 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)
April 20 - 23, 2020
Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 1439 - 1443
Cite this article: Gemelli, Marcellino, Sakauchi, Ryotaro, Block, Thomas, Scheiermann, Sergej, "Low Cost MEMS Based Systems Augmenting Location and Navigation Performance in Consumer and Industrial Electronics Applications," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, Oregon, April 2020, pp. 1439-1443.
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