3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

A wireless infrared sensor network for the estimation of the position and orientation of a moving target

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1584,
        author={Nikos Petrellis and Nikos Konofaos and George Alexiou},
        title={A wireless infrared sensor network for the estimation of the position and orientation of a moving target},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Position localization infrared sensors wireless sensor networks.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1584}
    }
    
  • Nikos Petrellis
    Nikos Konofaos
    George Alexiou
    Year: 2010
    A wireless infrared sensor network for the estimation of the position and orientation of a moving target
    MOBIMEDIA
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2007.1584
Nikos Petrellis1,*, Nikos Konofaos1, George Alexiou1
  • 1: Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept. University of Patras Rio Campus, Patras, GREECE +302610996933
*Contact email: petrelis@ceid.upatras.gr

Abstract

The location of a moving person or vehicle in a virtual reality environment is a critical issue. A wireless infrared sensor network capable of estimating the position of a target on a plane and its orientation is presented in this paper. This is actually an extension of the position estimation system that was presented in [1-2] where the target was allowed to move on a plane but not to rotate. In [1-2] the estimation of the position was based on a network consisting of a few low cost infrared transmitters and a pair of infrared receivers mounted on the target. In this paper we discuss how a third infrared sensor properly positioned at the side of the receiver can also allow the estimation of the target orientation.