Evaluation of Different Static Trajectories for the Localization of Users in a Mixed Indoor-Outdoor Scenario Using a Real Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

  • Oleksandr ArtemenkoEmail author
  • Alina Rubina
  • Tobias Simon
  • Andreas Mitschele-Thiel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 155)


This paper focuses on the experimental exploration of static trajectories applied for the localization of wireless nodes using unmanned aerial vehicles. Furthermore, a unique scenario is investigated that includes both indoor and outdoor areas. While moving around a building, an unmanned aerial vehicle localizes wireless nodes that are positioned inside that building.

First, a classification of up-to-date static trajectories is provided. Later on, an adaptation of several state-of-the-art static trajectories is presented. The latter include the so called Triangle and Circle trajectories which are investigated in real-world experiments using a single unmanned aerial vehicle serving as a mobile anchor. The experimental data is used to validate the trajectories. Experimental results show that Triangle is better suited for our unique indoor-outdoor scenario.


Localization Static trajectories Mobile beacon Disaster Unmanned aerial vehicle Experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleksandr Artemenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alina Rubina
    • 1
  • Tobias Simon
    • 1
  • Andreas Mitschele-Thiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Communication Systems GroupTechnische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany

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