Infra-red location system for navigation of autonomous vehicles

Clare D. McGillem, Theodore S. Rappaport

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A beacon method for locating autonomous vehicles in a flexible manufacturing environment is presented, and typical positioning errors of such a method are computed. Data obtained from an experimental beacon navigation system support the analytical results which indicate excellent positioning accuracy is possible over a large workspace, and that unlike dead reckoning systems, navigation errors are dependent solely upon the vehicle's position in the workspace and not the distance traveled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 1988
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0818608528
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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