Autonomous Indoor Positioning and Navigation with an Inertial Measurement Unit

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Autonomous Indoor Positioning and Navigation with an Inertial Measurement Unit

The personal positioning and navigation became a very challenging topic in our dynamic time. The urban canyons and particularly indoors represent the most difficult areas for

personal navigation problematic. Problems like disturbed satellite signals make the positioning impossible indoors. Recently developed systems for indoor positioning do not

assure the necessary positioning accuracy or are very expensive.

 

The Foot Tracker is a pure inertial navigation system for personnel on foot, that provides the user’s position relative to an initialization point. Using the VMSENS devices, the Foot

Tracking utilizes advanced algorithms to track an individual's precise position in buildings, urban canyons, subterranean environments, and other GPS denied areas.

 

 

Compared to traditional navigation system, without infrastructure/ marker build, the Foot Tracker offers greatly improved accuracy by measuring actual stride length and direction of

the user.