Concurrent Ranging with Ultra-Wideband Radios: From Experimental Evidence to a Practical Solution

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Abstract

To enable future location-aware Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology provides centimeter-accurate distance estimations. In the common case of a non-synchronized network, at least N·(N-1) message exchanges are required to derive the distance between N nodes. Enabling concurrent ranging between an initiator and an arbitrary number of responders can drastically reduce the amount of necessary transmissions and hence increases the efficiency of UWB systems. Although the feasibility of concurrent ranging has been proven experimentally, several key challenges still need to be addressed to practically implement concurrent ranging in real-world UWB systems, such as the automatic detection of multiple responses, the identification of a responder, as well as the detection of overlapping responses (especially in the presence of multipath components). In this paper, we provide a concurrent ranging solution tackling the aforementioned challenges. Among others, our solution enables (i) to detect responses in the CIR reliably, (ii) to encode the responder ID in the CIR to allow personalized ranging, as well as (iii) to mitigate the impact of overlapping responses and multipath components. We further show how the proposed solution increases the scalability of concurrent ranging in real-world UWB-based distributed systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcurrent Ranging with Ultra-Wideband Radios: From Experimental Evidence to a Practical Solution
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems : ICDCS - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Jul 20186 Jul 2018
https://icdcs2018.ocg.at/

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleICDCS 2018
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period2/07/186/07/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • ultra wideband technology
  • ranging

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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