Ultrasound-Aided Pedestrian Dead Reckoning for Indoor Navigation

C. Fischer, K. Kavitha Muthukrishnan, M. Hazas, H. Gellersen

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    Abstract

    Ad hoc solutions for tracking and providing navigation support to emergency response teams is an important and safety-critical challenge. We propose a navigation system based on a combination of foot-mounted inertial sensors and ultrasound beacons. We evaluate experimentally the performance of our dead reckoning system in different environments and for different trail topologies. The inherent drift observed in dead reckoning is addressed by deploying ultrasound beacons as landmarks. We study through simulations the use of the proposed approach in guiding a person along a defined path. Simulation results show that satisfactory guidance performance is achieved despite noisy ultrasound measurements, magnetic interference and uncertainty in ultrasound node locations. The models used for the simulations are based on experimental data and the authors' experience with actual sensors. The simulation results will be used to inform future development of a full real time system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the first ACM international workshop on Mobile entity localization and tracking in GPS-less environments, Co-located MOBICOM 2008
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages31-36
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-189-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2008
    Eventfirst ACM international workshop on Mobile entity localization and tracking in GPS-less environments, Co-located MOBICOM 2008 - San Francisco, USA
    Duration: 15 Sep 200819 Sep 2008

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherACM
    Number08HT8968C

    Workshop

    Workshopfirst ACM international workshop on Mobile entity localization and tracking in GPS-less environments, Co-located MOBICOM 2008
    Period15/09/0819/09/08
    Other15-19 September 2008

    Keywords

    • EWI-13591
    • IR-62481
    • METIS-252052

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