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Localization of Wearable Ultra Wideband Antennas for Motion Capture Applications

Bharadwaj, Richa, Swaisaenyakorn, Srijittra, Parini, Clive G., Batchelor, John C., Alomainy, Akram (2014) Localization of Wearable Ultra Wideband Antennas for Motion Capture Applications. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 13 (1). pp. 507-510. ISSN 1536-1225. (doi:10.1109/LAWP.2014.2309977)

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of human body localisation using Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology. Various base station configurations, time of arrival and first peak detection algorithms are used to estimate the position of body-worn antennas. Localisation error as small as 1-2 cm has been achieved using 8 base stations which is comparable to the measurement accuracy obtained by complex optical motion capture system to determine the absolute displacement error. The localisation error obtained is better by a third in comparison to common commercial system based on UWB technology. The results demonstrate that Cuboid-shape configuration with 4 base stations gives slightly low average percentage error (2 to 3%) in comparison to Y-shape (4%). However, the Y-shape configuration is more compact and provides setting up simplicity, which makes it convenient for various applications ranging from healthcare monitoring to entertainment technologies either laboratory based or in-home.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/LAWP.2014.2309977
Uncontrolled keywords: Ultra Wideband, Localisation, Motion Capture
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides > TK7871.67.M53 Microwave antennas
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 09:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41066 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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