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Dead reckoning navigation: supplementing pedestrian GPS with an accelerometer-based pedometer and an electronic compass
Author(s): P. Barański; M. Bujacz; P. Strumillo
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Paper Abstract

The article presents a prototype wearable device that corrects inaccurate GPS readouts during pedestrian travel. The electronic circuit consists of a microcontroller, an accelerometer and a digital compass. The accelerometer readouts are filtered to detect the steps of the pedestrian and are also used to estimate the stride length. The digital compass provides the direction of motion. When the GPS parameters warn of a high dilution of precision, the location of the pedestrian is corrected by data provided by the accelerometer and the digital compass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7502, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009, 750216 (6 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837522
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P. Barański, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
M. Bujacz, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
P. Strumillo, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7502:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009

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