Marvelmind Robotics Blog
Autonomous robots and drones, precise indoor positioning and navigation, industrial automation, and AI
We explain how to build an indoor and outdoor positioning system for a drone with geo-fencing capability.
We explain how we remotely helped our robotics customer to set up a precise indoor positioning system for show robots.
A potential customer of ours in sports tracking said that they tried BLE, and it is not suitable for their needs. Then, they discussed it with UWB manufacturers, and UWB wasn't suitable as well. That surprised me ... Why not UWB?...
A typical request: what is the recommended configuration, and how many beacons are required for an indoor positioning system for a drone competition?
Just another way to answer the same question about the range of the system we have been asked over and over again 🙂
This is a typical request and a typical floor plan. It can be used as an example for similar cases and as a reference for budgeting.
Calculation of the number of beacons required is equally a technical and economical exercise. It is a simple exercise if you understand the underlying logic.
The range of indoor positioning systems can be from ~30 meters to hundreds of meters and more depending on what exactly is meant and depending on the architecture used. Read more details.
Don't give up if something broke in the system. In many cases, it is completely or partiality fixable with little efforts.