An ultrasonic-based localization system for underground mines

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 - 2017 IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2017)
PublisherIEEE
Pages141-146
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0837-1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

Conference

Title15th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2017
PlaceGermany
CityEmden
Period24 - 26 July 2017

Abstract

Localization is important for a wide range of industries and applications. In underground mining, for instance, it is helpful to know the miners' locations, particularly in emergency situations. One way this can be achieved is by using ultrasonic based localization. This paper presents the design and implementation of a wireless sensor network which can be deployed in underground mines to perform time-difference-of-arrival based localization. It is shown that the implemented ultrasound receivers are resistant to noisy conditions that may arise in harsh underground environments.

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  • indoor positioning system, tracking, ultrasound, underground mine

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An ultrasonic-based localization system for underground mines. / Jordaan, JP; Kruger, CP; Silva, BJ et al.
Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2017). IEEE, 2017. p. 141-146 8104761.

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