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A wireless communication and positioning experiment for the ISS based on IR-UWB

Drobczyk, Martin and Philpot, Claudia and Strowik, Christian (2017) A wireless communication and positioning experiment for the ISS based on IR-UWB. In: 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops, WCNCW 2017. IEEE. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 19.-22. Mär 2017, San Francisco. doi: 10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925487. ISSN 1525-3511.

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This paper introduces a wireless experiment for sensing and positioning to be deployed in the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment allows the monitoring of environmental parameters and it demonstrates the motion tracking of astronauts or free-flying objects by utilizing impulse radio – ultra wideband (IR-UWB) in combination with Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors. Recent work revealed a great potential in utilizing WSN in space habitats; however, the focus was only based on sensing in the narrowband Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) 2.45 GHz band, whereas this work extends these capabilities by utilizing IR-UWB for positioning and it optionally uses internal light sources for energy harvesting to drive the sensor nodes. The paper describes the operational scenario and the hardware and software concept are presented in detail. Finally the expected results are presented, which focus on the analysis of different use cases for the implementation of wireless sensor networks and to help and to identify new applications for future space missions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/106445/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A wireless communication and positioning experiment for the ISS based on IR-UWB
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops, WCNCW 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Wireless Sensor Network; Human spaceflight; ISS; IR-UWB; positioning;tracking; Energy harvesting
Event Title:IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Event Location:San Francisco
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-22. Mär 2017
Organizer:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Small Sat Kleinsatelliten (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Avionics Systems
Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Drobczyk, Martin
Deposited On:23 Nov 2016 11:02
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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