1λ-Deviation Compensation Scheme for Ultrasonic Positioning System

Kunil CHOE  Gunhee HAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A   No.6   pp.1754-1756
Publication Date: 2006/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.6.1754
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2005 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC2005))
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Keyword: 
ultrasound,  distance measure,  compensation,  

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Summary: 
Uncertainty within one-wavelength (λ) is inevitable in an ultrasound positioning system that measures the time of flight of ultrasound pulses especially when a simple comparator is used for pulse detection. This paper proposes a compensation scheme based on pulse period adjustment. The test results show that the proposed scheme efficiently eliminates the 1λ-deviation and provides improved distance measurement.