Mobility

Volume-Aware Positioning in the Context of a Marine Port Terminal

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Executive Summary

The rapid proliferation of mobile computing devices and local wireless networks over the past few years has promoted a continuously growing interest in location-aware systems and applications. The main problem with existing positioning techniques is that they are designed to position dimensionless objects. Such an assumption may lead to practical inconsistencies, as it results in neglecting the effects of the volume of an object, its physical characteristics, and its spatial arrangement on signal propagation. In this paper, the authors consider the problem of positioning cargo containers in a marine port terminal, where such characteristics can be finely estimated.

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