A Biased Extended Kalman Filter for Indoor Localization of a Mobile Agent using Low-Cost IMU and UWB Wireless Sensor Network

Authors - A. Benini, A. Mancini, A. Marinelli, S. Longhi

Abstract - Indoor localization of mobile agents using wireless technologies is becoming very important in military and civil applications. This paper introduces an approach for the indoor localization of a mobile agent based on Ultra-WideBand technology using a Biased Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) as a possible technique to improve the localization. The proposed approach allows to use a low-cost IMU (inertial measurement unit) which performances are improved by a calibration procedure. The obtained results show that the filter allows to obtain better result in terms of localization due to the estimation of bias and scale factor.

This paper is available on ScienceDirect.

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