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Combining Positioning and Communication Using UWB Transceivers

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date8/06/2009
Host publicationDistributed computing in sensor systems: 5th IEEE International Conference, DCOSS 2009, Marina del Rey, CA, USA, June 8-10, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsBhaskar Krishnamachari , Subhash Suri, Wendy Heinzelman , Urbashi Mitra
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages329-342
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02084-1
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceThe 5th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS2009)
CityMarina del Rey, USA
Period1/01/00 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5516
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceThe 5th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS2009)
CityMarina del Rey, USA
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

A new generation of ultra wideband (UWB) communication transceivers are becoming available which support both positioning and communication tasks. Transceiver manufacturers envision that communication and positioning features are used separately. 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. Our experiments show that the existing data communication of a network can be exploited to gather position information efficiently.