The goal of this paper is to investigate Ultra WideBand (UWB) localization with Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) processing at the anchors. We consider scenarios where the anchors are placed very close to each other and the target to be localized is around the group of anchors. All target-anchor communications are assumed to be in Line-Of-Sight (LOS). Since our analysis shows that symmetries in anchors' placement, with respect to the target position, degrade the positioning accuracy of standard algorithms, we propose to use a Subset Selection (SS) strategy, where position estimates obtained with properly selected subsets of asymmetric anchors are fused together to get the final localization output. Our results show improved localization accuracy with respect to the use of all anchors, especially in estimating the angle of arrival. Finally, we analyze the impact of an inaccurate time synchronization among the anchors, deriving guidelines for hardware implementation.

Improved UWB TDoA-based Positioning using a Single Hotspot for Industrial IoT Applications / Martalo, M.; Perri, S.; Verdano, G.; De Mola, F.; Monica, F.; Ferrari, G.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS. - ISSN 1551-3203. - (2022), pp. 3915-3925. [10.1109/TII.2021.3111449]

Improved UWB TDoA-based Positioning using a Single Hotspot for Industrial IoT Applications

Perri S.;Ferrari G.
2022

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to investigate Ultra WideBand (UWB) localization with Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) processing at the anchors. We consider scenarios where the anchors are placed very close to each other and the target to be localized is around the group of anchors. All target-anchor communications are assumed to be in Line-Of-Sight (LOS). Since our analysis shows that symmetries in anchors' placement, with respect to the target position, degrade the positioning accuracy of standard algorithms, we propose to use a Subset Selection (SS) strategy, where position estimates obtained with properly selected subsets of asymmetric anchors are fused together to get the final localization output. Our results show improved localization accuracy with respect to the use of all anchors, especially in estimating the angle of arrival. Finally, we analyze the impact of an inaccurate time synchronization among the anchors, deriving guidelines for hardware implementation.
Improved UWB TDoA-based Positioning using a Single Hotspot for Industrial IoT Applications / Martalo, M.; Perri, S.; Verdano, G.; De Mola, F.; Monica, F.; Ferrari, G.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS. - ISSN 1551-3203. - (2022), pp. 3915-3925. [10.1109/TII.2021.3111449]
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