We have over 12,000 students, from over 100 countries, within one of the safest campuses in the UK


97% of Lancaster students go into work or further study within six months of graduating

Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Combining Positioning and Communication Using U...
View graph of relations

« Back

Combining Positioning and Communication Using Ultra Wideband Transceivers

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Publication date11/02/2009
<mark>Original language</mark>English


ConferenceThe 6th IEEE European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN2009)
CityCork, Ireland
Period1/01/00 → …


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.