In the ubiquitous computing environment, the physical locations of persons and goods are extremely important information. In this paper, the design of a fully distributed localization system based on ultrasound, mainly for the indoor environment, is described. This system performs localization with as few positioning references as possible by an iterative technique. When such a localization method is used, deterioration of localization accuracy due to no-line-of-sight signals and to accumulated errors is a problem. In this paper, the resolution of these problems is discussed and system evaluation by implementation experiments is carried out. With 24 devices, localization with an accuracy of about 20 cm is demonstrated.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Electronics and Communications in Japan, Part III: Fundamental Electronic Science (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jun 1|
- Fully distributed system
- Ubiquitous computing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering