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Combining Positioning and Communication Using UWB Transceivers

Alcock, Paul and Roedig, Utz and Hazas, Michael (2009) Combining Positioning and Communication Using UWB Transceivers. In: Distributed computing in sensor systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, pp. 329-342. ISBN 978-3-642-02084-1

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Abstract

A new generation of ultra wideband (UWB) communication transceivers are becoming available which support both positioning and communication tasks. Transceiver manufacturers envision that communication and positioning features are used separately. We believe that this is an unnecessary restriction of the available hardware and that positioning and communication tasks can be active concurrently. This paper presents and investigates a medium access control (MAC) protocol which combines communication and positioning functions. Our experiments show that the existing data communication of a network can be exploited to gather position information efficiently.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 42419
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2009 10:08
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42419

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