Localisation and navigation in GPS-denied environments using RFID tags

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Verrinder, Robyn A en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Sabatta, Deon en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Shahdi, Ali en_ZA
dc.contributor.author James, Sisa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-02T08:35:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-02T08:35:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation James, S. 2014. Localisation and navigation in GPS-denied environments using RFID tags. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13281
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation addresses the autonomous localisation and navigation problem in the context of an underground mining environment. This kind of environment has little or no features as well as no access to GPS or stationary towers, which are usually used for navigation. In addition dust and debris may hinder optical methods for ranging. This study looks at the feasibility of using randomly distributed RFID tags to autonomously navigate in this environment. Clustering of observed tags are used for localisation, subsequently value iteration is used to navigate to a defined goal. Results are presented, concluding that it is feasible to localise and navigate using only RFID tags, in simulation. Localisation feasibility is also confirmed by experimental measurements. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Localisation and navigation in GPS-denied environments using RFID tags en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Eng) en_ZA
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