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Range-only SLAM with a mobile robot and a Wireless Sensor Networks

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Range-only SLAM with a mobile robot and a Wireless Sensor Networks
— This paper presents the localization of a mobile robot while simultaneously mapping the position of the nodes of a Wireless Sensor Network using only range measurements. The robot can estimate the distance to nearby nodes of the Wireless Sensor Network by measuring the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) of the received radio messages. The RSSI measure is very noisy, especially in an indoor environment due to interference and reflections of the radio signals. We adopted an Extended Kalman Filter SLAM algorithm to integrate RSSI measurements from the different nodes over time, while the robot moves in the environment. A simple pre-processing filter helps in reducing the RSSI variations due to interference and reflections. Successful experiments are reported in which an average localization error less than 1 m is obtained when the SLAM algorithm has no a priori knowledge on the wireless node positions, while a localization error less than 0.5 m can be achieved when the posit...
Emanuele Menegatti, Andrea Zanella, Stefano Zilli,
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICRA
Authors Emanuele Menegatti, Andrea Zanella, Stefano Zilli, Francesco Zorzi, Enrico Pagello
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