Performance analysis and data enhancement of wireless UWB real-time location system for tracking construction equipment

Hassaan Siddiqui, Faridaddin Vahdatikhaki, Amin Hammad

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Construction sites are well known for their dynamic and challenging nature. On the other hand, the efficiency and safety of construction projects are highly desired. Several researchers are investigating the application of various Real-time Location Systems (RTLSs) for improving the safety and productivity of construction projects. When integrated with real-time data analysis systems, RTLS can contribute to making the construction environment smarter and safer through enabling the identification of safety hazards and inefficient resource configurations. While Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, as an emerging type of RTLS, has been studied for applications in construction projects, its usage has been mainly restricted to a setting which requires wired connections between the UWB sensors, which may reduce its applicability. This paper analyses the performance of wireless UWB RTLS in indoor and outdoor environments along with the evaluation of the effect of wireless bridges on its performance. Furthermore, two data enhancement methods are evaluated to improve the accuracy of data resulted from wireless UWB systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 21st EG-ICE International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2014 (ICE14)
ISBN (Electronic)9780993080708
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2014 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jul 201418 Jul 2014
Conference number: 21


Conference21st International Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2014
Abbreviated titleEG-ICE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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