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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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Abstract

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
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Drobczyk, MartinMartin.Drobczyk (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Philpot, Claudiaclaudia.philpot (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Strowik, Christianchristian.strowik (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops, WCNCW 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
In DOAJ:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925487
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1525-3511
Status:Published
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 Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Small Sat Kleinsatelliten (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Avioniksysteme
Institute of Space Systems > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente
Deposited By: Drobczyk, Martin
Deposited On:23 Nov 2016 11:02
Last Modified:23 May 2018 12:14

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