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.

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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: Contribution to Conference (Poster)
Journal or Publication Title: The 6th IEEE European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa76
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 42421
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2009 10:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 00:44
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42421

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