A new location system for an underground mining environment using visible light communications

Iturralde, Daniel, Azurdia-Meza, Cesar, Krommenacker, Nicolas, Soto, Ismael, Ghassemlooy, Zabih and Becerra, Nestor (2014) A new location system for an underground mining environment using visible light communications. In: 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2014), 23rd - 25th July 2014, Manchester, UK.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2014.6924006


In this paper we introduce a novel localization algorithm based on visible light communications (VLC) and the trilateration technique. The new algorithm can be used for tracking people or machinery in an underground mining environment. The proposed method utilizes the concept of reference points in order to reduce the location estimation error. The proposed algorithm outperforms the LANDMARC (location identification based on dynamic active radio frequency identification (RFID) calibration) algorithm, which uses RFID tags to determine the location of an object, in terms of the location estimation error.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: indoor positioning system; LANDMARC algorithm; trilateration technique; visible light communications
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 16:05
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18410

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