Proposed Submission Title

Indoor Positioning System

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Ximeng ZhangFollow
QianLi MaFollow

Keywords

Indoor Localization, Versatility, Trilateration, Internet-of-Things, AWS, UWB

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Abstract

The purpose of our project is to develop a complementary system to the current GPS with a focus on indoor localization and navigation. The current need for localization extends beyond what GPS can provide in today’s state of technology. Radio signals used in the global system are vast but weak, unable to penetrate obstacles and buildings in high density, populous areas of the world. Our system is designed to solve this problem by implementing an Indoor Localization System using a stronger ultra-wideband signal in the frequency spectrum. At a high level, the system is modeled after the architecture of the global positioning system by utilizing anchors as the satellites and tags as the receivers. With the use of up to date cloud technology, an end-to-end system is created through the Internet of Things with the inclusion of information security and a fully developed front-end user interface. The packaging is encapsulated within a miniature PCB design at a low cost, aimed as a plug-and-play integration within other systems in need of indoor detection. Applications of our IPS design include domains such as navigation (room-to-room assistance in a building), national defense (search and rescue operations, underground tracking, surveillance), commercialized zones (indicators for specific products on shelf, asset tracking in warehouses), and robotics (autonomous vehicles, drone detection). We demonstrate that all the components mentioned are essential to effectively carry out successful indoor localization with a focus on user flexibility and efficiency in response. We are able to use the system to enable an indoor drone show.

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Indoor Positioning System

The purpose of our project is to develop a complementary system to the current GPS with a focus on indoor localization and navigation. The current need for localization extends beyond what GPS can provide in today’s state of technology. Radio signals used in the global system are vast but weak, unable to penetrate obstacles and buildings in high density, populous areas of the world. Our system is designed to solve this problem by implementing an Indoor Localization System using a stronger ultra-wideband signal in the frequency spectrum. At a high level, the system is modeled after the architecture of the global positioning system by utilizing anchors as the satellites and tags as the receivers. With the use of up to date cloud technology, an end-to-end system is created through the Internet of Things with the inclusion of information security and a fully developed front-end user interface. The packaging is encapsulated within a miniature PCB design at a low cost, aimed as a plug-and-play integration within other systems in need of indoor detection. Applications of our IPS design include domains such as navigation (room-to-room assistance in a building), national defense (search and rescue operations, underground tracking, surveillance), commercialized zones (indicators for specific products on shelf, asset tracking in warehouses), and robotics (autonomous vehicles, drone detection). We demonstrate that all the components mentioned are essential to effectively carry out successful indoor localization with a focus on user flexibility and efficiency in response. We are able to use the system to enable an indoor drone show.