Local positioning for wireless sensor networks

F. Ellinger, R. Eickhoff, R. Gierlich, J. Hüttner, A. Ziroff, S. Wehrli, T. Ußmüller, J. Carls, V. Subramanian, M. Krcmar, R. Mosshammer, S. Spiegel, D. Doumenis, A. Kounoudes, K. Kurek, Y. Yashchyshyn, C. B. Papadias, P. Tragas, A. Kalis, E. Avatagelou

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This workshop paper gives an overview of local positioning and tracking principles for wireless sensor networks including recent results of the European project RESOLUTION (Reconfigurable Systems for Mobile Local Communication and Positioning). Measurements of a first demonstrator applying a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar principle are presented. The unlicensed ISM band around 5.8 GHz, 150 MHz bandwidth and less than 25mW effective isotropic radiated transmit power are used. Excellent 3-D positioning accuracies in the order of 4 cm in an anechoic chamber and 18 cm in a conference hall with strong multipath and area of 800 m2 are measured. Furthermore, the results of optimized radio frequency integrated circuits and a suitable compact flash card are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Globecom Workshops
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Globecom Workshops - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 26 Nov 200730 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Conference2007 IEEE Globecom Workshops
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC


  • BiCMOS
  • FMCW
  • Integrated circuits
  • Local positioning
  • Radar
  • Radio frequencies
  • Tracking
  • Wireless sensors


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