Un nuevo sistema basado en comunicaciones por luz visible para localización en túneles mineros subterráneos ( A new VLC system for localization in underground mining tunnels)

Daniel Iturralde (diturralde@uazuay.edu.ec)1, Fabián Seguel (fabian.seguelg@usach.cl)2, Ismael Soto (ismael.soto@usach.cl)2, Cesar Azurdia (cazurdia@ing.uchile.cl)3, Salman Khan (salmankhan@uetpeshawar.edu.pk)4

1Universidad del Azuay
2Universidad Santiago de Chile
3Universidad de Chile
4Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: April 2017
Volume: 15,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992

In this paper we present a new system that uses new technology that has the ability to transmit data using light emitting diodes (LED) and a photodetector (PD) capable of sensing very soft changes of light. The system developed in conjunction with the trilateration technique can be used for localizing personnel as well as machinery in underground mining tunnels. Simulations are performed, and comparisons are made with other well-known techniques in terms of the location estimation error. Overall, it is shown that the proposed system is a viable option for localization in underground mining tunnels.

Index Terms:
Visible light communications, localization, trilateration   

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