Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

Heinricher, Arthur C.

Abstract

It is important to be able to find the position of a sensor remotely from a collection of receive signals indoors and outdoors. This is useful when tracking a person's location indoors. The use of GPS is inadequate when used inside. A closed form expression of the integral related to the coupling between two small loop antennas in the near and far fields has been derived. The inverse problem is then solved to locate a transmitter given arbitrary orientation and position based on a received signal. Due to the size of the problem, Maple has been used to assist various computations and simplifications. Two successful approaches to the inverse problem are proposed and tested - one using Procrustes method and one using a self-developed determinant method - providing a complete proof of concept.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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