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Non-line-of-sight error mitigating algorithms for transmitter localization based on hybrid TOA/RSSI measurements

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Non-line-of-sight error mitigating algorithms for transmitter localization based on hybrid TOA/RSSI measurements

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Jonghoek Kim 

Abstract

Rendezvous control of multiple robots without losing network connectivity has important implications in multi-robot system including formation control, coordinated task assignments, and cooperative robotic missions. This paper introduces a new coordinate-free, bearing-based algorithm to enable rendezvous of distributed mobile robots at any designated leader robot node using hierarchical tracking of wireless network topology. An assumption is made that the robot can only sense and communicate with their neighbors (i.e., local sensing). The proposed approach preserves connectivity during the rendezvous task, adapts to dynamic changes in the network topology (e.g., losing or re-gaining a communication link), and is tolerant of mobility faults in the robots. We theoretically analyze the proposed algorithm and experimentally demonstrate the approach through simulations and extensive field experiments. The results indicate that the method is effective in a variety of realistic scenarios in which the robots are distributed in a cluttered environment.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s11276-020-02285-4