Use of Magnetic Field for Mitigating Gyroscope Errors for Indoor Pedestrian Positioning†
AbstractIn the field of indoor pedestrian positioning, the improved Quasi-Static magnetic Field (iQSF) method has been proposed to estimate gyroscope biases in magnetically perturbed environments. However, this method is only effective when a person walks along straight-line paths. For other curved or more complex path patterns, the iQSF method would fail to detect the quasi-static magnetic field. To address this issue, a novel approach is developed for quasi-static magnetic field detection in foot-mounted Inertial Navigation System. The proposed method detects the quasi-static magnetic field using the rate of change in differences between the magnetically derived heading and the heading derived from gyroscope. In addition, to eliminate the distortions caused by system platforms and shoes, a magnetometer calibration method is developed and the calibration is transformed from three-dimensional to two-dimensional coordinate according to the motion model of a pedestrian. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can provide superior performance in suppressing the heading errors with the comparison to iQSF method. View Full-Text
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Ma, M.; Song, Q.; Gu, Y.; Zhou, Z. Use of Magnetic Field for Mitigating Gyroscope Errors for Indoor Pedestrian Positioning. Sensors 2018, 18, 2592.
Ma M, Song Q, Gu Y, Zhou Z. Use of Magnetic Field for Mitigating Gyroscope Errors for Indoor Pedestrian Positioning. Sensors. 2018; 18(8):2592.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ma, Ming; Song, Qian; Gu, Yang; Zhou, Zhimin. 2018. "Use of Magnetic Field for Mitigating Gyroscope Errors for Indoor Pedestrian Positioning." Sensors 18, no. 8: 2592.
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