Towards a Unified Location Tracking System for Heterogeneous Industrial Environments

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

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Abstract

Current research on localizing objects and humans typically concentrates on a single technical solution in one of the following main categories: radio-based, acoustic, and image processing systems. Together with more mature systems (like GPS) numerous localization techniques coexist in isolation. But having a closer look on deploying localization systems in industrial applications several problems arise as the environmental influences vary too much to use a single technology. Moreover, the localization system needs to be integrated with other enterprise applications to enhance business processes. This work discusses how a localization system can help to improve occupational safety in industrial plants. We identified concepts to overcome the limitations of current stand-alone systems and evaluated the feasibility in a prototypical localization system, which we deployed in an industrial steel plant. This paper discusses how a localization system can help to improve occupational safety in industrial plants and presents concepts and findings gained during the deployment and test phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INDIN 2008
Subtitle of host publication6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
PublisherIEEE
Pages1267-1272
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424421718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventINDIN 2008 - 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 13 Jul 200816 Jul 2008
http://iliad.kaist.ac.kr/indin2008/index.php

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
ISSN (Print)1935-4576

Conference

ConferenceINDIN 2008 - 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period13.07.200816.07.2008
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