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Building occupant and asset localization and tracking using visible light communication
Author(s): Kofi Nyarko; Christian Emiyah; Samuel Mbugua
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Paper Abstract

This research demonstrates how inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf lighting components and microcontrollers can be used to construct a solution for occupant and asset localization and tracking through visible light communication (VLC). Through the modulation of the emitted light from networked LED luminaires, the location of a receiver can be determined. This paper describes the implementation of the VLC enabled LED luminaires, in addition to the infrared synchronization protocol, which enabled inexpensive white LEDs to be time division multiplexed to avoid packet collisions. Luminaires use token message passing to regulate packet transmission. Physical construction of these luminaires is discussed in addition to the simulated performance of this system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9844, Automatic Target Recognition XXVI, 98440B (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224089
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Kofi Nyarko, Morgan State Univ. (United States)
Christian Emiyah, Morgan State Univ. (United States)
Samuel Mbugua, Morgan State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9844:
Automatic Target Recognition XXVI
Firooz A. Sadjadi; Abhijit Mahalanobis, Editor(s)

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