A two-layered deployment scheme for wireless sensor network based location tracking

Werner Kurschl, Wolfgang Gottesheim, Stefan Mitsch, Rene Prokop, Johannes Schönböck, Wolfgang Beer

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Abstract

The tracking of objects and humans has recently received a lot of attention as a tool to improve business processes, occupational and public safety. In wireless sensor networks location information is needed to put sensor readings into geographical context. In industrial environments wireless sensor networks can facilitate deployment of tracking applications as they can establish a standalone communication infrastructure (so called mesh networks). Nevertheless the communication infrastructure and thus the tracking applications rely on radio transmission. Therefore problems like ambiguous locations and the neighboring-room problem known from other radio-based tracking solutions may occur. We propose a two layered deployment scheme for wireless sensor networks to overcome these limitations. It consists of a robust communication layer and a flexible location layer, which enable perroom accuracy. Such accuracy is sufficient for many types of tracking applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations, ITNG 2008
Pages726-730
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event5th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations ITNG 2008 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 20089 Apr 2008
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Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2008

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations ITNG 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period07.04.200809.04.2008
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