Real-time locating systems (RTLS) in future factories: Technology review, morphology and application potentials

Sebastian Thiede*, Brendan Sullivan, Roy Damgrave, Eric Lutters

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Abstract

Real-time location systems (RTLS) allow a spatial and time related tracking of objects in their environment. An increasing number of technologies and providers are available nowadays. Besides applications in e.g. healthcare and general logistics, RTLS bear also interesting potentials in context of factories. Some manufacturing related use cases can already be found in research and industrial practice. While overcoming an isolated perspective on single solutions, this paper aims at providing a structured overview and common understanding on technological potentials and challenges. Based on that, a systematic design of RTLS based solutions is enabled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-676
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event54th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Ssystems, CMS 2021 - Virtual, Patras, Greece
Duration: 22 Sept 202124 Sept 2021
Conference number: 54

Keywords

  • industry 4.0
  • real time location systems
  • RTLS
  • UT-Gold-D

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