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Robots need to know where they are. In many cases, they rely on estimation-based methods such as dead reckoning or information from a sensor such as GPS. In some cases, one or more of these options are not available, is too slow or is not accurate enough. This is where an LPS system can thrive. This project is aimed at developing a Local positioning system written on top of ROS (Robotic Operating System) that can track multiple Robots at a relatively fast rate with good accuracy. This will allow us to attach our system almost anywhere for any robot. This system also can have other applications such as velocity/acceleration tracking and distress signaling.

The short-term goals for the project are to build 3 Local Positioning Nodes and program them to communicate to a central processing unit which will do the position calculations. This could be programmed to simply provide the locations of each node with respect to the main processing unit. The long-term goals would be to extend this technology into other applications such as velocity/acceleration tracking for indoor robotics or sporting events. The location will gradually increase in complexity from empty small rooms to ideally larger rooms including obstacles. The development should be robust enough to extend to multiple applications.

LPS System
Project Name
Local Positioning System
Project Number
P19251
Project Family
Vehicle Systems
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
George Slack, gbseee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Orolia, Spectracom
Sponsor (financial support)
Ryan Johnson, Spectracom

Team Members

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Jai Mehra, Mena Ibrahim, Den Yencer, Michael Shea, Anmol Modur

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Jai Mehra, Mena Ibrahim, Den Yencer, Michael Shea, Anmol Modur

Dean Yencer Anmol Modur Michael Shea Jai Mehra Mena Ibrahim
Dean Yencer

Project Manager
dry4107@rit.edu
Anmol Modur

Chief Engineer
asm7148@rit.edu
Michael Shea

Treasurer
mjs6793@rit.edu
Jai Mehra

Secretary
(Communications)
jxm2759@rit.edu
Mena Ibrahim

Lead
Mechanical Engineer
mxi6155@rit.edu

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