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Combining Positioning and Communication Using Ultra Wideband Transceivers

Alcock, Paul and Roedig, Utz (2009) Combining Positioning and Communication Using Ultra Wideband Transceivers. In: The 6th IEEE European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN2009), 1900-01-01, Cork, Ireland.

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    Abstract

    A new generation of ultra wide band (UWB) communication transceivers are becoming available that supports both positioning and communication tasks. Transceiver manufacturers envision that communication and positioning features are used separately and asymmetrically. 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. The presented MAC protocol extends an established protocol concept which is used, for example, in the standard TinyOS low power listening component. Our experiments show that the existing data communication of a network can be exploited to gather position information efficiently.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    Journal or Publication Title: The 6th IEEE European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN2009)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 2196 cs_uid ; 387
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 42421
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 11 Jun 2009 11:37
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:03
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42421

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