Accurate indoor positioning

Reference number
Coordinator WideFind AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 600 000
Project duration April 2017 - February 2018
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for mining and metal recovery – STRIM

Purpose and goal

The Goal was to investigate the use of position information similar to GPS but in more rough environments such as mines or industrial areas, as well as develop technology for evaluation. During the project a much better understanding of the related challenges has been created. This has been used as a foundation to develop a prototype where an Indoor Positioning System can be used to report the whereabouts of persons at a centimeter level, and therefore be used as a safety system.

Expected results and effects

The developed prototype has been used to demonstrate the application areas and functionality that can be achieved with an accurate position system that is both portable and easy to install. This has led to an increase in interest in such a solution, and more importantly a great deal of understanding about which kind of problems this solution is suited for. This has contributed a lot to the improvement and of the technical solution and also the understanding of the problems, but mostly it has highlighted the possibilities of an indoor position system.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been carried out with the previous position solution of WideFind as a base. With this, travels to LKAB Mine and conversations with person in the mining business has been made with the goal of understand the different problems that exists today and the different problems that will arise with the increased usage of automation. This has then been used to further the technical solution of WideFind to be able to demonstrate the possibilities in the industry.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01930

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