VLC-Based Positioning System for an Indoor Environment Using an Image Sensor and an Accelerometer Sensor
AbstractRecently, it is believed that lighting and communication technologies are being replaced by high power LEDs, which are core parts of the visible light communication (VLC) system. In this paper, by taking advantages of VLC, we propose a novel design for an indoor positioning system using LEDs, an image sensor (IS) and an accelerometer sensor (AS) from mobile devices. The proposed algorithm, which provides a high precision indoor position, consists of four LEDs mounted on the ceiling transmitting their own three-dimensional (3D) world coordinates and an IS at an unknown position receiving and demodulating the signals. Based on the 3D world coordinates and the 2D image coordinate of LEDs, the position of the mobile device is determined. Compared to existing algorithms, the proposed algorithm only requires one IS. In addition, by using an AS, the mobile device is allowed to have arbitrary orientation. Last but not least, a mechanism for reducing the image sensor noise is proposed to further improve the accuracy of the positioning algorithm. A simulation is conducted to verify the performance of the proposed algorithm. View Full-Text
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Huynh, P.; Yoo, M. VLC-Based Positioning System for an Indoor Environment Using an Image Sensor and an Accelerometer Sensor. Sensors 2016, 16, 783.
Huynh P, Yoo M. VLC-Based Positioning System for an Indoor Environment Using an Image Sensor and an Accelerometer Sensor. Sensors. 2016; 16(6):783.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huynh, Phat; Yoo, Myungsik. 2016. "VLC-Based Positioning System for an Indoor Environment Using an Image Sensor and an Accelerometer Sensor." Sensors 16, no. 6: 783.
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