Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLSs) and their methodological customization in the specific indoor environment
Research on RTLSs and their methodological customization has been carried out by Bartosz Jachimczyk in an industrial PhD programme Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH) in cooperation with DAC.
Among others, RTLSs are widely applied as localization and tracking tools in large industrial and logistics fields, used for safety at construction sites. RTLSs also found a wide range of applications in healthcare for monitoring, tracking people and goods, as well as animals´ monitoring in agriculture. Increased performance of such tools influences the quality of a solution, which in the era of IoT and Industry 4.0, is a key value for industry and end-users (society).
Research on RTLSs and their methodological customization has been carried out by Bartosz Jachimczyk in an industrial PhD programme Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH) in cooperation with DAC. The collaboration was also appreciated by Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan Foundation by awarding the scholarship for two BTH master students which carry out the master project in the DAC company in 2017.
Seven years of research efforts have been reflected in 15 journal and conference papers and the final results have been summarized in Bartosz’s doctoral dissertation. The thesis proves that the system customization enhances the location system’s performance in terms of accuracy, precision and method simplification. The proposed methodological customizations applying the user-centred design method intends to dynamically adapt and/or adjust the system to meet the functional and non-functional requirements.
Customization methods presented by Bartosz are generic and can be conveyed onto other applications and localization systems in various wireless technologies. It is also worth adding, that such methods may be applied in both newly installed and already operating RTLSs.