Inertial Navigation System for Emergency Responders - A Foot Mounted Dead Reckoning System

Thies Keulen

Abstract

It comes as no surprise that the jobs of first responders like police and firemen can be, and often are very perilous. Police teams entering a building to arrest crime suspects, or fire-fighters entering an ablaze building, bring with them serious hazards. For these kinds of situations, some sort of navigation module to keep track of a person’s location at all times would be a solution. However, the fact that these situations occur mostly inside buildings, complicates the picture. This paper presents research done on a foot mounted inertial navigation system using zero velocity updates. These updates are done based on steps detected by a pressure sensor. Current results show that this is a promising technique but there are still problems with magnetic deviation due to metal in the building. Future work consist of adding other sensors such as a barometric pressure sensor for floor height and ultrasonic range finding to perform simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM).

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in Harvard Style

Keulen T. (2013). Inertial Navigation System for Emergency Responders - A Foot Mounted Dead Reckoning System . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-8565-45-7, pages 173-176. DOI: 10.5220/0004272401730176


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sensornets13,
author={Thies Keulen},
title={Inertial Navigation System for Emergency Responders - A Foot Mounted Dead Reckoning System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},
year={2013},
pages={173-176},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004272401730176},
isbn={978-989-8565-45-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - Inertial Navigation System for Emergency Responders - A Foot Mounted Dead Reckoning System
SN - 978-989-8565-45-7
AU - Keulen T.
PY - 2013
SP - 173
EP - 176
DO - 10.5220/0004272401730176