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Volume-aware positioning in the context of a marine port terminal

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Volume-aware positioning in the context of a marine port terminal
The rapid proliferation of mobile computing devices and local wireless networks over the past few years has promoted a continuously growing interest in location-aware systems and applications. The main problem with existing positioning techniques is that they are designed to position dimensionless objects. Such an assumption may lead to practical inconsistencies, as it results in neglecting the effects of the volume of an object, its physical characteristics, and its spatial arrangement on signal propagation. In this paper, we consider the problem of positioning cargo containers in a marine port terminal, where such characteristics can be finely estimated. Based on the signal propagation map of a container yard, we propose VAPS, a volume-aware positioning system that takes advantage of the waveguide effect generated by the containers. Although VAPS is specific to the marine port scenario, its design principles can be extended and adapted to other situations. VAPS maps discrete RSS...
Yesid Jarma, Golnaz Karbaschi, Marcelo Dias de Amo
Added 13 May 2011
Updated 13 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where COMCOM
Authors Yesid Jarma, Golnaz Karbaschi, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Farid Benbadis, Guillaume Chelius
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