A bluetooth low energy based system for personnel tracking

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE
Pages8435-8440
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1127-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-1128-9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Conference

Title43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017)
LocationChina National Convention Center
PlaceChina
CityBeijing
Period29 October - 1 November 2017

Abstract

Wireless localization has been the focus of research due to the wide range of applications it can enable, particularly in industrial hazardous areas where warning systems are crucial for safety. Although there are a number of different technologies available for indoor localization such as Wi-Fi and ultra-wideband, Bluetooth based localization is usually less expensive to deploy and all smartphones have the ability to receive Bluetooth signals. In this paper, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) location system is proposed. The system consists of a number of beacons that serve as fixed references and a smartphone that serves as a mobile tag. Results show that the system can locate a mobile tag (i.e. smartphone) with an average location error of 1.8 m at an update rate higher than 0.5 seconds.

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  • bluetooth, industrial, tracking, wireless localization

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A bluetooth low energy based system for personnel tracking. / Ndzukula, S G; Ramotsoela, T D; Silva, B J et al.
Proceedings IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. IEEE, 2017. p. 8435-8440.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review