Short Range Positioning Using Ultrasound Techniques

  • Antonella ComunielloEmail author
  • Alessio De Angelis
  • Antonio Moschitta
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 539)


In this paper, a positioning technique based on measuring the Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) of ultrasonic chirp pulses is proposed. The implementation issues of the proposed method are discussed and the development of two versions of low-complexity prototype is presented. Experimental results from a measurement campaign using the realized prototype are presented, demonstrating sub-centimeter position measurement accuracy in the short range, thus validating the proposed technique.


Positioning technique TDoA measurement Ultrasonic chirp pulses 



This research activity was funded through grant PRIN 2015C37B25 by the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research (MIUR), whose support the authors gratefully acknowledge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Comuniello
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessio De Angelis
    • 1
  • Antonio Moschitta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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