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Magnetic Field-Based Positioning Systems

Pasku, Valter and De Angelis, Alessio and De Angelis, Guido and Arumugam, Darmindra D. and Dionigi, Marco and Carbone, Paolo and Moschitta, Antonio and Ricketts, David S. (2017) Magnetic Field-Based Positioning Systems. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 19 (3). pp. 2003-2017. ISSN 1553-877X.

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This paper provides an introductory survey on the various systems that exploit magnetic fields for positioning. Such systems find applications in those scenarios, both indoors and outdoors, where global navigation satellite systems are not available or fail to provide information with the needed accuracy. While the main idea of using electromagnetic fields to provide position information dates back to the past century, new application-led research on this topic has emerged in recent years. Results have expanded the application range of magnetic positioning technologies and form now a domain of knowledge that enables realization of positioning systems applicable to indoor and outdoor environments. This paper provides the main characteristics of different positioning systems with focus on those solutions that are based on low-frequency magnetic fields. Some background theory is presented and positioning results from the literature are analyzed and compared.

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Additional Information:© 2017 IEEE. Manuscript received July 14, 2016; revised January 18, 2017; accepted February 15, 2017. Date of publication March 17, 2017; date of current version August 21, 2017.
Subject Keywords:Magnetic field positioning, localization systems, GNSS, indoor positioning
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Official Citation:V. Pasku et al., "Magnetic Field-Based Positioning Systems," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 2003-2017, thirdquarter 2017. doi: 10.1109/COMST.2017.2684087
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:14 Sep 2017 18:00
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