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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services, volume 8, numbers 3 and 4, 2015 // View article netser_v8_n34_2015_9


Distance Sensor Assistance to GPS Positioning

Authors:
Yasuhiro Ikeda
Hiroyuki Hatano
Masahiro Fujii
Atsushi Ito
Yu Watanabe
Tomoya Kitani
Toru Aoki
Hironobu Onishi

Keywords: GPS; Positioning; Urban canyon; Lack of observable satellites

Abstract:
Global Positioning System (GPS) requires the signals from at least four observable satellites with good condition. However, in urban areas, the number of the observable satellites in line-of-sight decreases because urban areas have many buildings. In such case, the position estimation cannot be performed well. In order to estimate even if the good observable satellites are decreased, we use distance sensors. Many vehicles have the distance sensors that can measure traveling distances. In our proposal, the distance sensors assist in calculating own position. By the combination of GPS and the distance sensors, the proposed method can continue robust positioning even if we are in urban areas. Our experimental results will evaluate our effectiveness of the proposal.

Pages: 215 to 225

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2015. Used with permission.

Publication date: December 30, 2015

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2644

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