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Christian Liebscher, "Low-Power Optical Sensor Localisation Sensor for Sensor and Actor Networks," Bachelor Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), November 2010. (Advisors: Juergen Eckert and Falko Dressler)


There are a number of localisation systems available in the field of indoor localisation, based upon optical, acoustical or electromagnetic principles. Mobile applications like robots or sensor networks are often in need of an accurate estimate of their position to allow them to interact independently with their environment. But actual systems are regularly expensive or miss a certain amount of mobility for specific problems. This paper will show you whether a localisation system based on Position Sensitive Detectors is capable of satisfying this need. By combining a number of these sensor nodes it will be possible to detect a suitable light source mounted on a mobile object with adequate precision.

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    author = {Liebscher, Christian},
    title = {{Low-Power Optical Sensor Localisation Sensor for Sensor and Actor Networks}},
    advisor = {Eckert, Juergen and Dressler, Falko},
    institution = {Department of Computer Science},
    location = {Erlangen, Germany},
    month = {11},
    school = {Friedrich--Alexander University of Erlangen--Nuremberg (FAU)},
    type = {Bachelor Thesis},
    year = {2010},

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