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Design and testing of a multi-sensor pedestrian location and navigation platform.

Morrison A, Renaudin V, Bancroft JB, Lachapelle G - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: In order to achieve compatibility and flexibility in terms of multiple sensors, an advanced adaptable platform is required.The system provides a research tool for pedestrian navigation, location and body motion analysis in an unobtrusive form factor that enables in situ data collections with minimal gait and posture impact.Testing and examples of applications of the NavCube are provided.

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Affiliation: PLAN Group, Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada. ajmorris@ucalgary.ca

ABSTRACT
Navigation and location technologies are continually advancing, allowing ever higher accuracies and operation under ever more challenging conditions. The development of such technologies requires the rapid evaluation of a large number of sensors and related utilization strategies. The integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) with accelerometers, gyros, barometers, magnetometers and other sensors is allowing for novel applications, but is hindered by the difficulties to test and compare integrated solutions using multiple sensor sets. In order to achieve compatibility and flexibility in terms of multiple sensors, an advanced adaptable platform is required. This paper describes the design and testing of the NavCube, a multi-sensor navigation, location and timing platform. The system provides a research tool for pedestrian navigation, location and body motion analysis in an unobtrusive form factor that enables in situ data collections with minimal gait and posture impact. Testing and examples of applications of the NavCube are provided.

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NavCube internal component sketch. Components are as follows—Element A: GPS, GLONASS L1/L2 100 Hz satellite navigation receiver and timing reference. Element B: Internal IMU with Magnetometer and Barometer. Element C: External Pod connection port. Element D: System batteries. Element E: 2.4 GHz Wireless modules. Element F: High Sensitivity GPS and GPS+GLONASS riser boards. Element G: Other internal sensors.
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f2-sensors-12-03720: NavCube internal component sketch. Components are as follows—Element A: GPS, GLONASS L1/L2 100 Hz satellite navigation receiver and timing reference. Element B: Internal IMU with Magnetometer and Barometer. Element C: External Pod connection port. Element D: System batteries. Element E: 2.4 GHz Wireless modules. Element F: High Sensitivity GPS and GPS+GLONASS riser boards. Element G: Other internal sensors.

Mentions: To facilitate the use of the system in typical pedestrian navigation applications the weight, size and physical dimensions were necessarily constrained, while device power storage and conditioning was integrated into the system enclosure in such a way as to provide power for both internal and external sensor systems. The layout of internal components was optimized to reduce system volume, as shown in Figure 2.


Design and testing of a multi-sensor pedestrian location and navigation platform.

Morrison A, Renaudin V, Bancroft JB, Lachapelle G - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

NavCube internal component sketch. Components are as follows—Element A: GPS, GLONASS L1/L2 100 Hz satellite navigation receiver and timing reference. Element B: Internal IMU with Magnetometer and Barometer. Element C: External Pod connection port. Element D: System batteries. Element E: 2.4 GHz Wireless modules. Element F: High Sensitivity GPS and GPS+GLONASS riser boards. Element G: Other internal sensors.
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f2-sensors-12-03720: NavCube internal component sketch. Components are as follows—Element A: GPS, GLONASS L1/L2 100 Hz satellite navigation receiver and timing reference. Element B: Internal IMU with Magnetometer and Barometer. Element C: External Pod connection port. Element D: System batteries. Element E: 2.4 GHz Wireless modules. Element F: High Sensitivity GPS and GPS+GLONASS riser boards. Element G: Other internal sensors.
Mentions: To facilitate the use of the system in typical pedestrian navigation applications the weight, size and physical dimensions were necessarily constrained, while device power storage and conditioning was integrated into the system enclosure in such a way as to provide power for both internal and external sensor systems. The layout of internal components was optimized to reduce system volume, as shown in Figure 2.

Bottom Line: In order to achieve compatibility and flexibility in terms of multiple sensors, an advanced adaptable platform is required.The system provides a research tool for pedestrian navigation, location and body motion analysis in an unobtrusive form factor that enables in situ data collections with minimal gait and posture impact.Testing and examples of applications of the NavCube are provided.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: PLAN Group, Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada. ajmorris@ucalgary.ca

ABSTRACT
Navigation and location technologies are continually advancing, allowing ever higher accuracies and operation under ever more challenging conditions. The development of such technologies requires the rapid evaluation of a large number of sensors and related utilization strategies. The integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) with accelerometers, gyros, barometers, magnetometers and other sensors is allowing for novel applications, but is hindered by the difficulties to test and compare integrated solutions using multiple sensor sets. In order to achieve compatibility and flexibility in terms of multiple sensors, an advanced adaptable platform is required. This paper describes the design and testing of the NavCube, a multi-sensor navigation, location and timing platform. The system provides a research tool for pedestrian navigation, location and body motion analysis in an unobtrusive form factor that enables in situ data collections with minimal gait and posture impact. Testing and examples of applications of the NavCube are provided.

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