Tracking the location of assets and people in buildings, manufacturing plants, campuses, hospitals, and many other places may be used to develop or enhance products and services.
Businesses may benefit from adding location tracking features, creating apps with location tracking functionality to serve customers, or improving business processes.
Devices constantly transmit or broadcast Bluetooth signals (packets) that communicate with each other and are picked up and processed by methods or techniques to get data about their location and proximity.
Bluetooth tracker (location tracking) capabilities rely on received signal strength information (RSSI) measuring for determining device proximity, location algorithms, and signal direction or signal angular measurements between receivers and transmitters to determine direction and accuracy.
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A real time locating system (RTLS) is a positioning system mostly used for asset tracking and people tracking through a mobile app or other systems. It is a relatively low-cost and versatile solution based on deploying receivers (locators) and is interoperable.
Estimating the real-time location of assets or people is done by deploying receivers (locators) fixed in buildings for receiving signals from tags attached to assets. The receiver/locator connects with the server (location engine), providing signal strength data and locator positions to estimate the tag location using trilateration and triangulation techniques.
Tags are programmed to transmit data according to the expected mobility of assets and the real-time requirements of locations.
The technique to estimate position is called trilateration, consisting of calculating distances from the tag to the three closest transmitters. The distance is calculated by signal strength.
Then, the asset or device location data is translated and displayed on the map within the app and used for triggering other functions.
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The signal’s angle of arrival and angle of departure is transmitted through multiple arranged antennas (antenna array modeling). The system takes signal IQ samples from antennas and calculates the signal direction.
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