An Improved 6DOF Electromagnetic Tracking Algorithm with Anisotropic System Parameters

  • Yan Zhigang
  • Yuan Kui
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)


An improved 6DOF electromagnetic tracking algorithm is proposed. It utilizes the scattering parameters, which are about the transmitter coils, the receiver coils and the involved circuits, to determine the pose and orientation information of the target. Compared with the traditional algorithm which takes the system parameters as same in all the three directions, it is more accordant to the nature of the current tracking device. And it also simplifies the system hardware design. The experimental results prove the algorithm is valid and can improve the accuracy of the system.


Virtual Reality Orientation Information Tracking Device Receiver Coil Traditional Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Zhigang
    • 1
  • Yuan Kui
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of automationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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