Rapid RFID location and orientation recovery
Author(s)Selby, Nicholas Stearns
Rapid radio-frequency identification location and orientation recovery
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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This thesis aims to enable virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) systems to track objects accurately through occlusions via RFID localization. Currently, three major obstacles prevent the use of RFID localization in VR/AR systems: (1) there exists a trade-off between measurement speed and ability to deal with multipath, so systems which can produce accurate results either require a highly constrained environment or several seconds to localize; (2) past RFID localization techniques lack robustness to changes in tag orientation; and (3) current RFID orientation extraction methodologies are largely inaccurate. To overcome these challenges, this thesis presents RF-Reality, a new system that leverages a novel OFDM backscatter technique and differential channel estimation algorithm to perform accurate, rapid RFID position and orientation recovery.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-56).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology