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Optical Engineering

High-accuracy indoor positioning system based on visible light communication
Author(s): Ling Wei; Hongming Zhang; Bingyan Yu; Yang Guan
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Paper Abstract

A visible light communication (VLC)-based high-accuracy indoor positioning system is proposed and demonstrated. In this system, the light-emitting diode identification (LED-ID) indicating the position information of the LED can be transmitted to the receiver by the illumination LED through VLC. In the meantime, with the aid of a camera and angular sensors of the mobile device, a coordinate transform can be employed to calculate the relative position between the receiver and the reference LED so that the position of the receiver can be determined. Finally, the experimental results show that 2-cm positioning accuracy can be achieved and the simulation results indicate that the positioning error can be limited within 4.7 cm when the accuracy of angular sensors is 1 deg.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 54(11) 110501 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.11.110501
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 54, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Ling Wei, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Hongming Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Bingyan Yu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yang Guan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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