Toward the deployment of an ultra-wideband localization test bed

Feldman, Alexander (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Bahr, Alexander (Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Colli-Vignarelli, James (Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Group, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Robert, Stephan (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

The design, development, and deployment of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) localization systems involves digital and Radio-Frequency (RF) hardware, embedded software, localization algorithms, security and reliability aspects, electromagnetics, and others. Design and integration decisions affect the performance of an UWB system, in particular the most important metrics: localization accuracy and position update rate. To facilitate further development of UWB localization systems and to analyze some of the major trade-offs we share our experience in deploying the EPFL UWB-Lite test bed (U-Lite). We describe an approach to numerical simulation modeling that can help in the design and evaluation of UWB localization systems. To validate our approach we show experimental results with one transmitter and one receiver. Our UWB test bed includes a mobile robot platform, so we can study and evaluate the UWB performance trade-offs in real-world conditions.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IICT - Institut des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Publisher:
San Francisco, CA, USA, 5-8 September 2011
Date:
2011-09
San Francisco, CA, USA
5-8 September 2011
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of 2011 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 5-8 September 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA
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ISBN:
978-1-4244-8327-3
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