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Indoor positioning using auto sextant

Zar, Adam; Zaidi, Yaseen; Winberg, Simon

Authors

Adam Zar

Yaseen Zaidi Yaseen.Zaidi@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Systems Engineering

Simon Winberg



Abstract

© 2019 IEEE. This paper reports on the construction of an automated mechatronic sextant utilized in determining positions relative to multiple observed objects in open spaces. The design is based on the basic principles of the conventional mariner's hand-held sextant. The device operates indoor or outdoors where it exploits the celestial presence of the sun. Image processing algorithms are applied to detect object features from which position coordinates are determined. The device is within 0° to 4° accurate for objects of different shapes and patterns when placed at similar elevation and range. The device can be used as a backup to the more sophisticated positioning systems that require extensive infrastructure to make an accurate location determination.

Citation

Zar, A., Zaidi, Y., & Winberg, S. (2019). Indoor positioning using auto sextant. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMIMT.2019.8712019

Conference Name 2019 IEEE 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies, ICMIMT 2019
Start Date Feb 15, 2018
End Date Feb 17, 2018
Acceptance Date Dec 25, 2018
Online Publication Date May 13, 2019
Publication Date May 13, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 6, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 182-188
Series Title 2019 IEEE 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies (ICMIMT)
ISBN 9781538679722
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMIMT.2019.8712019
Keywords Mirrors , Shafts , Instruments , Prototypes , Satellite navigation systems , Image processing
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/855670
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2019 IEEE 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies