An Indoor Multipath-Assisted Single-Anchor UWB Localization Method

Mads H. Jespersen, Daniel E. Serup, Martin H. Nielsen, Mathias H. Hannesbo, Robin J. Williams, Karsten S. Nielsen, Jan Hvolgaard Mikkelsen, Ming Shen

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In this paper, an indoor Ultra Wide Band (U localization system relying on a single-anchor setup is prese Conventional UWB localization systems require at least i anchors for trilateration, which leads to high system complexity and cost. Hence new technologies, such as the Virtual An (VA) approach are emerging to achieve single-anchor localiza The VA concept models Multipath Components (MPCs individual distance measurements thus exploiting reflections the environment to aid the accuracy of the localization. Exi single-anchor approaches require a priori information of pre' tag positions to estimate the current tag position. The novelty of this paper is an initialization method that enables estimate tag position without the use of a priori position information. The proposed solution is validated using both simulations and measurements. Both simulations and measurements have shown positive results, which indicates that single-anchor location is feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2018 - Proceedings
Number of pages3
Publication date2 Jul 2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6347-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6346-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium (IWS) - Chengdu, China
Duration: 6 May 201810 May 2018


Conference2018 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium (IWS)


  • Electromagnetic modeling
  • Indoor navigation
  • Microwave measurement
  • Position measurement
  • Ray tracing
  • Ultra wideband radar

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