Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

Phase based Indoor Real-Time Tracking of Mobile UHF RFID tags

Authors
Haishu Ma, Kesheng Wang
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Haishu Ma
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
RFID; tracking; phase differential; phase measurement; least squares
Abstract
Indoor real-time location system (RTLS) has attracted more and more attention due to the growing demands on location-based services (LBSs). Many localization algorithms have been developed, but most of them are either expensive to implement or suffering from low accuracy because of various impacts, e.g. Occlusion, multipath, and device heterogeneity. This paper presents a novel tracking method based on the measured phase values. Our method could provide real-time tracking of mobile RFID tags using commercial off the shelf(COTS) devices without comprising the accuracy. The basic idea to realize tracking is that the trajectory can be approximated by a series of line segments. Between two consecutive time steps, the tag's velocity can be assumed to be constant. The instant speed at every line segments can be estimated by differentials of the phase measurements. The starting point of the trajectory is calculated using received signal strength (RSSI) through least squares. Then the trajectory can be recursively inferred from the integral of velocity. The performance of our methods is studied in simulations and experimentally verified in our lab.
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Proceedings
6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-243-5
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iwama-16.2016.21How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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