Localization of Pallets in Warehouses Using Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of Dortmund
The intra-logistics is constantly subject to technological developments and changes. In the field of warehousing in former times, articles were identified over bar code. Nowadays with the growing requirements for mobility and reliability increasingly radio technologies are employed to request information. Wireless Sensor Networks simplify the stock accounting through a decentralization of the data storage and establish a basis for localization. On the basis of this network the position of pallets can be transmitted over radio with the benefit to expedite the work flow. This paper analysis the applications of a special sensor network (nanoLOC System) for operations within the warehouse management. This radio positioning systems affords the determination of position based on measuring the signal propagation delay between two devices.