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Wireless Position Location System For Indoor Environments

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Location systems are used for a variety of navigation applications. Current Location systems are designed to

    provide accurate distance position coordinates. There are tracking or logistic applications where actual

    position coordinates are not necessary. Determining the room in a building an object is located can be more

    useful then the actual coordinates. We present an inexpensive and robust wireless location beacon network

    that can track the location of emergency responders or users in an indoor environment. Location beacons are

    placed at predetermined positions in a building. The location beacons are used to determine the presence of

    the user in an area of a building. The location beacon network does not track the user's coordinates. The

    location beacon network uses the ZigBee/802.15.4 wireless communications protocol. Our paper examines

    the use of the Zigbee protocol to determine a users location. Two realtime location tracking mechanisms

    are also analysed and tested. A successful prototype of the location beacon network was created and tested.

UOW Authors


  •   D'Souza, Matthew (external author)
  •   Postula, Adam (external author)
  •   Ros, Montserrat

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • D''Souza, M., Postula, A. & Ros, M. B. (2007). Wireless Position Location System For Indoor Environments. In M. Obaidat,, V. Peral & R. Caldeirinha (Eds.), International conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (pp. 109-116). Portugal: INSTICC Press.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-67650258246

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/3067

Start Page


  • 109

End Page


  • 116

Place Of Publication


  • Portugal

Abstract


  • Location systems are used for a variety of navigation applications. Current Location systems are designed to

    provide accurate distance position coordinates. There are tracking or logistic applications where actual

    position coordinates are not necessary. Determining the room in a building an object is located can be more

    useful then the actual coordinates. We present an inexpensive and robust wireless location beacon network

    that can track the location of emergency responders or users in an indoor environment. Location beacons are

    placed at predetermined positions in a building. The location beacons are used to determine the presence of

    the user in an area of a building. The location beacon network does not track the user's coordinates. The

    location beacon network uses the ZigBee/802.15.4 wireless communications protocol. Our paper examines

    the use of the Zigbee protocol to determine a users location. Two realtime location tracking mechanisms

    are also analysed and tested. A successful prototype of the location beacon network was created and tested.

UOW Authors


  •   D'Souza, Matthew (external author)
  •   Postula, Adam (external author)
  •   Ros, Montserrat

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • D''Souza, M., Postula, A. & Ros, M. B. (2007). Wireless Position Location System For Indoor Environments. In M. Obaidat,, V. Peral & R. Caldeirinha (Eds.), International conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (pp. 109-116). Portugal: INSTICC Press.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-67650258246

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/3067

Start Page


  • 109

End Page


  • 116

Place Of Publication


  • Portugal