Clock Error Analysis of Common Time of Flight based Positioning Methods

12 Jan 2020  ·  von Tschirschnitz Maximilian, Wagner Marcel, Pahl Marc-Oliver, Carle Georg ·

Today, many applications such as production or rescue settings rely on highly accurate entity positioning. Advanced Time of Flight (ToF) based positioning methods provide highaccuracy localization of entities... A key challenge for ToF based positioning is to synchronize the clocks between the participating entities. This paper summarizes and analyzes ToA and TDoA methods with respect to clock error robustness. The focus is on synchronization-less methods, i.e. methods which reduce the infrastructure requirement significantly. We introduce a unified notation to survey and compare the relevant work from literature. Then we apply a clock error model and compute worst case location-accuracy errors. Our analysis reveals a superior error robustness against clock errors for so called Double-Pulse methods when applied to radio based ToF positioning read more

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