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RF-sensor for a local position measurement system
Author(s): Andreas Stelzer; Alexander Fischer; Franz Weinberger; Martin Vossiek
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a novel local position measurement (LPM) technology is presented. The LPM system operates in the 5GHz ISM band and consists of lightweight transponders of which the 3-D position is measured, and base stations located around the measurement field. Transponder and base stations operate similar to conventional radar systems and consist of RF electronics as well as signal processing elements. The RF-part in the transponders is the key element for the position measurement system. The measurement accuracy of the LPM system is in the range of some centimeters despite a high measurement rate of 1000 measurements per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5048, Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security, (16 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484786
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Stelzer, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
Alexander Fischer, ABATEC Electronic AG (Austria)
Franz Weinberger, ABATEC Electronic AG (Austria)
Martin Vossiek, Siemens AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5048:
Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security
Steven R. Doctor; Yoseph Bar-Cohen; A. Emin Aktan, Editor(s)

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