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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2013 Vol.14 No.1 P.1-10

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.C1200229


Hardware design of a localization system for staff in high-risk manufacturing areas


Author(s):  Rui-rong Wang, Rong-rong Ye, Cui-fei Xu, Jian-zhong Wang, An-ke Xue

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Information and Control, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China

Corresponding email(s):   wangrr@hdu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Wireless indoor localization, High-risk manufacturing area, Chirp spread spectrum (CSS), NanoLOC TRX transceiver (NA5TR1)


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Rui-rong Wang, Rong-rong Ye, Cui-fei Xu, Jian-zhong Wang, An-ke Xue. Hardware design of a localization system for staff in high-risk manufacturing areas[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2013, 14(1): 1-10.

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Abstract: 
In this paper, we propose a hardware design for an effective real time indoor localization system for staff working in high-risk manufacturing areas. Because of the special requirements of our system, the chirp spread spectrum (CSS) is the most suitable indoor localization technology. The details of the new localization system are described. The system involves several anchors, tags, and a gateway, all of which use the nanoLOC TRX transceiver (NA5TR1) RF chip (Nanotron Co., Germany), which is based on the CSS technology. To validate the effectiveness of our system, both ranging and localization tests were carried out. The difference between the ranging accuracy indoors and outdoors was small. The localization system can position indoor mobile staff precisely, enabling the establishment of an emergency rescue mechanism.

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