Tag Archives: Consensus-based Localization

Identification of beacons for localization by using LEDs with light patterns as IDs

G. Simon, G. Zachár and G. Vakulya, Lookup: Robust and Accurate Indoor Localization Using Visible Light Communication, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 2337-2348, DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2017.2707878.

A novel indoor localization system is presented, where LED beacons are utilized to determine the position of the target sensor, including a camera, an inclinometer, and a magnetometer. The beacons, which can be a part of the existing lighting infrastructure, transmit their identifiers for long distances using visible light communication techniques. The sensor is able to sense and detect the high-frequency (flicker free) code by properly undersampling the transmitted signal. The localization is performed using novel geometric and consensus-based techniques, which tolerate well measurement inaccuracies and sporadic outliers. The performance of the system is analyzed using simulations and real measurements. According to large-scale tests in realistic environments, the accuracy of the proposed system is in the low decimeter range.