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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 2220-2253; doi:10.3390/s130202220

Architecture for Multi-Technology Real-Time Location Systems

Department of Electronics and Systems, University of A Coruña, Campus de Elviña s/n, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Received: 28 December 2012 / Revised: 22 January 2013 / Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

The rising popularity of location-based services has prompted considerable research in the field of indoor location systems. Since there is no single technology to support these systems, it is necessary to consider the fusion of the information coming from heterogeneous sensors. This paper presents a software architecture designed for a hybrid location system where we can merge information from multiple sensor technologies. The architecture was designed to be used by different kinds of actors independently and with mutual transparency: hardware administrators, algorithm developers and user applications. The paper presents the architecture design, work-flow, case study examples and some results to show how different technologies can be exploited to obtain a good estimation of a target position. View Full-Text
Keywords: architecture; RTLS; data fusion; multi-technology; fingerprinting; WSN; WiFi; ZigBee; UWB; accelerometer architecture; RTLS; data fusion; multi-technology; fingerprinting; WSN; WiFi; ZigBee; UWB; accelerometer
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Rodas, J.; Barral, V.; Escudero, C.J. Architecture for Multi-Technology Real-Time Location Systems. Sensors 2013, 13, 2220-2253.

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